THE AMEŠA SPENTA AND THE BIBLE

The Ameša Spenta and the Bible[1] JOSÉ ANTONIO ANTÓN PACHECO (Universidad de Sevilla)   The influence of Iranian religiosity on the Bible, especially angelology, is already a hotly contested question. We are going to make a new cove on this topic, paying special attention to the figures of the Ameša Spenta of Zoroastrianism. Let us then approach these Blessed Saints

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THE TREATISE ON THE LETTERS

THE TREATISE ON THE LETTERS (RISĀLAT AL-ḤURŪF) DEL SUFÍ SAHL AL-TUSTARĪ PILAR GARRIDO CLEMENTE Universidad de Muhammad V, Rabat Summary This article presents the first translation into another language of a key work, in Arabic, by the mystic Sahl al-Tustarī (9th century), one of the first Qur’anic exegetes in the formative period of Sufism. In this Opuscule which, due to

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THE AQUEMENID ROYAL ROAD IN CENTRAL ASIA

Text by Joaquín Velázquez Muñoz Article published in Revista Arqueología 2011, Año nº 32 Nº 359 The Achaemenid royal road was also projected in the northernmost regions of the Persian empire, that is, in Margina, Khorasmia, Bactria and Sogdiana. From Herat, in the Aryan satrapy, the road headed north to the oasis of Merv, from where, after crossing the desert,

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FROM SUSA TO ECBATANA. Two alternatives to the Achaemenid road

Joaquín Velázquez Muñoz. Article published in Revista Arqueología 2010, Year nº 31 Nº 356 The Achaemenid royal road that linked Susa to Ecbatana avoided the central Zagros (Lüristan) because the direct route through the land of the Cosseans was “bad, narrow and steep” (Diodorus, XIX, 19.2). In addition, it must be added that those mountain people demanded the payment of

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ix congress

Due to the health emergency because of COVID-19, the Spanish Society of Iranology has decided to postpone the call of its IX Congress at the University of Almeria up to the incoming 27th and 28th of May 2021   IX CONGRESS OF THE SPANISH SOCIETY OF IRANOLOGY Virtual meeting to be held on May 27-28, 2021 3rd  circular letter The

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BEYOND THE ZIGZAG PATH. Where is the Friend’s Home?

BEYOND THE ZIGZAG PATH. Where is the Friend’s Home? (A.  Kiarostami, 1987), Thirty Years Later[1]. FARSHAD ZAHEDI[i] Universidad Carlos III de Madrid DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15366/secuencias2016.43-44.003 [i] FARSHAD ZAHEDI is a Doctor in Film History and a professor in the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication at the Carlos III University of Madrid. Among his publication on Iranian cinema, the following stand

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PERSIAN MYSTICISM AND THE PRIMORDIAL LIGHT: SOHRAVARDĪ

Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyā Sohravardī (1155-1191), is one of the most outstanding exponents of the Enlightenment philosophy of all time. The originality of his thought lies in an attempt that could be described as dramatic, since he paid with his life the price of his ideas, to reconcile the Zoroastrian tradition before Islam with the legacy of Greek Peripatetic philosophy and

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THE HEPTADIC ORGANIZATION OF GNOSEOLOGY IN THE IRANIAN CULTURAL TRADITION

Alfred Gutiérrez-Kavanagh – Professor of  RRII (Oriente Medio), UPC – Madrid Summary: Coinciding with our seventh Iranology congress, I have considered that it would be an appropriate forum to reflect on the concept of “seven” in the cultures of the Middle East, not so much from a merely numerological or symbolic perspective, but more rooted in the Archaeology of knowledge that

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A concise review of the Iranian calendar

HEYDARI MALAYERI  –  Paris Observatory 61 Avenue de l’Observatoire 75014 Paris, France.  m.heydari@obspm.fr 1.      Introduction   The Iranian, or Persian, calendar is solar, with the particularity that the year is defined by two successive, apparent passages of the Sun through the vernal (spring) equinox. It is based on precise astronomical observations, and moreover uses a sophisticated intercalation system, which makes

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