Scholars and Humanists: Iranian Studies in Henning and Teqizadeh Correspondence, 1937-1966

Scholars and Humanists contains a series of letters exchanged between the Iranian scholar and statesman, S.H. Taqizadeh, and the German Iranist W.B. Henning, between 1937 and 1966. The letters contain a wealth of information important to the history of Iranian studies in the twentieth century, specifically in relation to Manichaean studies, and Old and Middle Persian philology.

Scholars and Humanists contains a series of letters exchanged between the Iranian scholar and statesman, S.H. Taqizadeh, and the German Iranist W.B. Henning, between 1937 and 1966. The letters contain a wealth of information important to the history of Iranian studies in the twentieth century, specifically in relation to Manichaean studies, and Old and Middle Persian philology.

Also important is insight provided regarding the prominent figures involved in the study of ancient Iran. Furthermore, The letters demonstrate the contribution of Taqizadeh, who was also a senator and an ambassador, as a scholar who studied the development of calendars and Iranistics, and his attempt at promoting Iranian studies both in Iran and abroad. Henning’s letters demonstrate his uncanny erudition in the various aspects of ancient Iranian studies and his personal views about his fellow scholars and others affiliated with the field of Iranian studies. This volume shows the mutual admiration and recognition of genius and intimate, local knowledge.

Foreword by Iraj Afshar xi

Introduction by Touraj Daryaee xvii

Chronology of Walter Bruno Henning xix

Chronology of Sayyed Hassan Taqizadeh xxi

Part One: Henning’s Letters 1

Part Two: Taqizadeh’s Letters 179

Supplements 253

Documents About Two Projects 263

Index 305

  • Scholars and Humanists: Iranian Studies in Henning and Teqizadeh Correspondence, 1937-1966 front cover

    Paperback: 320 pages
    Publisher: Mazda Publishers (July 2009)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1568592191
    ISBN-13: 978-1568592190

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