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Tradition and Performance of Zoroastrian High Rituals

Tuesday 21 February 2023
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden


This illustrated talk discusses features of the performance of Zoroastrian high rituals in comparison with Vedic solemn rituals and in the context of their oral and written traditions.

About the speaker

Almut Hintze is Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism at SOAS, University of London, and Fellow of the British Academy. Her field is Zoroastrianism and ancient and middle Iranian languages. Almut Hintze studied Indo-European philology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Oxford and earned her PhD in Indo-Iranian Studies at the University of Erlangen. After her habilitation in Berlin with a study of the semantics of “reward” in Ancient Iranian (Avestan) and Vedic Sanskrit texts, she spent a term at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Subsequently she became Research Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge and was appointed to the Zartoshty Brothers post at SOAS in 2001. She was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2015.

For more information about this event, please contact the organizer, Siavash Rafiee Rad.  

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