Ahmad Tafazzoli was a leading scholar of Iranian languages, whose untimely death in 1996 was a great loss for the scholarly community. This volume brings together 19 papers to honor his memory.They include essays on Persian textual criticism and manuscript studies, Persian epic literature, history of ancient Persia, Zoroastrianism, Iranian dialectology, Middle Persian, Pazand, and Sogdian texts.
On the Mazdeans and the M‘tazilah
By Siamak Adhami, California State University, Fullerton.
Persian Manuscript Facsimiles
By Iraj Afshar, Tehran University (Emeritus).
The Demon of Wrath and the Ayadgar i Zareran
By Dariyoosh Akbarzadeh, Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization.
By Jaleh Amuzegar, Tehran University.
Personal names ending in "th ]" in the Shahnama
By Carlo G. Cereti, University of Rome.
Incorporation of Medieval Science into Zoroastrian Scripture and Exegesis: Some Evidence from Dinkard Book 4
By J.K. Choksy, Indiana University.
A Historical Episode in the Zoroastrian Apocalyptic Tradition:The Romans, the Abbasids, and the Khorramdins
By T. Daryaee, California State University, Fullerton.
Darius the Liar and Shapur the Heritor
By Richard N. Frye, Harvard University (Emeritus).
Arda Wiraz Namag: Some Critical Remarks
By Bijan Gheiby, University of Gottingen.
On the Title of The Sasanid General Bahram
By Djalal Khalegi-Motlagh, Hamburg University.
On the Source of the Story of Bizhan and Manizha
By Abolfazl Khatibi, Iranian Academy of Language and Literature.
Wall as A System of Frontier Defense during the Sasanid Period
By Hamid Mahamedi, University of California, Berkeley.
By Jalal Matini, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad (Emeritus).
Shahnama Editions and Textual Scholarship
By Mahmoud Omidsalar, California State University, Los Angeles.
Two Zoroastrian Nirangs and the invocation to the stars and the planets
By A. Panaino, University of Bologna.