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Prof. Dr. Alberto Cantera Glera

Cantera

Institut für Iranistik

Professor

Address
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Institut für Iranistik
Fabeckstr. 23-25
Room 1.1024
14195 Berlin

Office hours

Thursday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration at the office

Courses in Winter Semester 2021/2022

Courses in Summer Semester 2020

Courses in Winter Semester 2019/2020

Courses in Summer Semester 2019

Courses in Winter Semester 2018/2019

Courses in Summer Semester 2018

Courses in Winter Semester 2017/2018

Courses in Summer Semester 2017

Courses in Winter Semester 2016/2017 (not in VV online):

  • LV (Seminar) "Einführung in das Jungawestische I"
  • LV (Seminar) "Pahlavi I"
  • LV (Hauptseminar) "Der Kult Mithras in Iran (und jenseits)"
  • LV (Lektürekurs) "Jenseitsreisen in der iranischen Literatur"
  • LV (Vorlesung) "Literatur und Quellen I"

Monographs

Reviews:

  • M. Mayrhofer, Historische Sprachforschung 118 (2005), 309-312
  • J. Josephson, Orientalia Suecana 54 (2005), 203-206
  • M. de Vaan, Indo-Iranian Journal 50 (2007), 67-71 pdf
  • P.O. Skjaervo, Kratylos 53 (2008) 1-20
  • A. Zeini, Bibliotheca Orientalis 65 (2008), 785-790
  • Ph. Huyse, Abstracta Iranica [online], Volume 29
  • M. Rahim Shayegan, Journal of the American Oriental Society 13.3 (2011), 499-501 text
  • Vers une édition de la liturgie longue zoroastrienne: pensées et travaux préliminaires, Cahiers de Studia Iranica nr. 51, Leuven: Peeters, 2014

Reviews:

  • Florian Sommer, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 79 (2016), 428-430 (doi:10.1017/S0041977X16000409)
  • Prods Oktor Skjærvø, Bulletin of the Asia Institute 26 (2016), 163-183
  • Benedikt Peschl, Kratylos 61 (2016), 187-197
  • Carlo Cereti, Orientalistische Literaturzeitung Band 112, Heft 4-5 (Nov. 2017), 406-410
  • Agnes Korn, Abstracta Iranica [en ligne], Volume 37-38-39 | 2018. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/47386
  • Hutter, Manfred, Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 107 (2017), pp. 505–509 Link
  • The Liturgical Widewdad manuscript ms. 4161 (Wandidad-e Jahanbaxshi), Girona-Tehran: Sociedad de Estudios Iranios y Turanios, 2015
  • (together with Céline Redard) Introduction à l'avestique récent, Girona: Sociedad de Estudios Iranios y Turanios, Supplementa didactica 2, 2019
  • The Liturgical Widewdad manuscript ms. 4010 (Ave 977/978), Girona: Sociedad de Estudios Iranios y Turanios, 2019

Editorships

  • Actas del II Encuentro Español de Indología, León:Celarayn, 1998 (together with Ana Agud and Francisco Rubio)
  • The transmission of the Avesta, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2012 mehr

Reviews:

  • Piras, A., WZKM 104 (2014), 365-368 pdf
  • de Vaan, M. Bibliotheca Orientalis 71 (2014), 854-858 pdf
  • Tucker, Elizabeth, Journal of the American Oriental Society 135(3), 637-640
  • Jügel, Thomas, Abstracta Iranica [Online], Volume 34-35-36 | 2016, https://abstractairanica.revues.org/41130?lang=en
  • Farridnejad, Shervin, Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 2019, Vol. 113, No. 4-5, Pp 385–389 link
  • (together with A. Agud, A. Falero, R. El Hour, M.A. Manzano, R. Muñoz & E. Yildiz), Séptimo Centenario de los Estudios Orientales en Salamanca, Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2013
  • (zusammen mit Juanjo Ferrer-Losilla) fәrā amәṣ̌ā spәṇtā gāθā̊ gә̄uruuāin Homenaje a Helmut Humbach en su 95º aniversario. Girona: Sociedad de Estudios Iranios y Turanios, 2017 (Estudios Iranios y Turanios 3)

Thesis

  • Estudios sobre la traducción páhlavi del Avesta: las versiones avéstica y páhlavi de los cuatro primeros capítulos de Videvdad", Salamanca, 11 September 1998. Supervisor: Ana Agud pdf
  • German version of edition, translation, commentary and glossary of the thesis pdf

Articles in journals

  • " Los textos avésticos antiguos", Aula Orientalis 11 (1993), 223-232 223 pdf
  •  "Reflexiones acerca de la oposición diatética activa-media en antiguo persa", Aula Orientalis
  • "Av. ϑraoštā", Studi orientali e linguistici 5 (1994-95 [1996]), 87-89
  • "Vrtra, reptil o montaña", Homenaje a India. Volumen conmemorativo del cincuenta aniversario de la Independencia, Madrid, 1997, 36-45 pdf
  • "Phl. Mansarspand/māraspand und die Entwicklung der Lautgruppe *ϑr- im Pahlavi"Indo-Iranian Journal 41 (1998), 351-369 pdf
  • "El pretendido origen indoiranio de gr. μιτρα", Minerva 13 (1999), 45-53 pdf
  • "Av. aγuriia- und siγuriia-: Zu einem umstrittenen Lautgestzt im Jungavestischen", Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft 59 (1999), 39-50 pdf
  • "Die Stellung der Sprache der Pahlavi-Übersetzung des Avestainnerhalb des Mittelpersischen", Studia Iranica 28 (1999), 173-204 pdf
  • "El uso como plural del nominativo-acusativo neutro singular y el abreviamiento de vocales finales en el Rg-Veda", Aula Orientalis (2001), 173-205
  • "Consideraciones sobre la formación del nominativo-acusativo plural de los nombres neutros en indoeuropeo", Veleia 18-19:2001-2002, pp. 237-256 pdf
  • "Die Behandlung der indogermanischen Lautfolge *(C)RHC- im Iranischen", Múnchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft 61 (2001), 1-27 pdf
  • " Die indogermanischen Vorformen von avestisch#uruu- und damit verwandte Probleme", Indogermanische Forschungen 106 (2001), 33-60 pdf
  • "Die Zwischenlagerung der Leiche im Zoroastrismus", Archaologische Mitteilungen aus Iran. und Turan 34 (2002), 415-431 pdf
  • "Zu avestisch aša-", Paitimana. Essays in Iranian, Indo-European and Indian Studies in Honor of H.-P. Schmidt, Costa Mesa, California, 2003, 250-265 pdf
  • "Phl. xwaddoshagih und die Unterwerfung unter die Autorität im (nach)sasanidischen Zoroastrismus", Religious themes and texts of pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia. Studies in honour of Professor Gherardo Gnoli on the occasion of his 65th birthday on 6th December 2002, Wiebaden: Reichelt, 2003, 17-30 pdf
  • "¿Pero habló Zaratustra? Breve historia de un mito continuamente reinventado", Sileno. Variaciones de arte y pensamiento 17 (2004), 54-66 pdf
  • "Remarks on the colophon of the Avestan manuscripts Pt4 and Mf4", Studia Iranica 34 (2005), 31-42 (together with m. De Vaan) pdf
  • "Adverbal-prädikative Adjective im Indoiranischen", Historische Sprachforschung 118 (2005), 101-129 pdf
  • "Medical fees and compositional principles in Avestan Videvdad", Nāme-ye Irā-e Bāstān. The International Journal for Acient Iranian Studies 4 (2005), 53-69 pdf
  • "Beiträge zur pahlavi-Lexikographie", Orientalia Suecana 55 (2006), 17-40 pdf
  • "Die Pahlavi-Übersetzung altavestischer Texte in der Pahlavi-Übersetzung des Videvdad", Studia Iranica 35 (2006), 35-68 pdf
  • "Los acertijos indo-iranios: cuestiones de vida y muerte (II)", Šapam tibnim mû illakû. Studies presented to Joaquín Sanmartín on the occasion of this 65th birthday, Barcelona 2006, 69-108 (with M. A.  Andrés Toledo)pdf
  • "The Pahlavi Videvdad manuscripts of the Meherji-rana Library (Nawsari, India)", Munus Quaesitum meritis. Homenaje a Carmen Codoñer, Salamanca 2007, 131-140 pdf
  • "The accusative of the i- and u-stems with presuffixal full or large grade in Avestan", Iranian languages and texts from Iran and Turan, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz , 2007, pp. 9-20 pdf
  • "The transmission of the Pahlavi Vīdēvdād in India after 1700 (I): Jamasp's visit from Iran and the rise of a new exegetical movement in Surat", Journal of the Cama Oriental Insitute 2008, 81-142 (with M. A.  Andrés Toledo)pdf
  • "On the history of the Middle Persian nominal inflection", Exegisti monumenta. Festschrift in honour of Nicholas Sims-Williams, Wiesbaden:Harrassowitz, 2009, 17-30pdf (proofs, slight changes in the final version are possible)
  • "Die Staota Yesniia der textuellen ratu des Visparad", Zarathushtra entre l'Inde et l'Iran. Études indo-iraniennes et indo-européennes offertes à Jean Kellens à l'ocasion de son 65e anniversaire, Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2009, 17-26pdf
  • ""El verbo baw- y el papel del optativo en la generalización de ē en las desinencias del persa medio", DICMHI, MVSA, VIRVM Homenaje al profesor Antonio López Eire, Salamanca:Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2010, 87-96pdf
  • "Lost in transmission: The case of the Pahlavi-Vīdēvdād manuscripts",Bulletin of SOAS, 73, 2 (2010), 179–205pdf
  • "Rituales, manuscritos y ediciones del Avesta: Hacia una nueva edición de los textos avésticos de la liturgia larga", Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Iranología 1 (2010) pp.28-42 pdf
  • "Breve tipología e historia de los manuscritos avésticos de la liturgia larga", Aula Orientalis 29 (2011), 199-243 pdf
  • "How Many Chapters Does the Yasna of the Seven Chapters Have?" Iranian Studies 45, 2 (2012), 217-227 pdf
  • "Yima, son vara- et la daēnā- mazdéenne", Yama/Yima. Variations indo-iraniennes sur la geste mytique, Paris: Collège de France, 2012, 45-66 pdf"On Avestan aiβiθiiō (V18.17 & 25)". Faventia 34-36 (2012-2014) 89-97.
  • "The Old Avestan texts in the Videvdad and Visperad ceremonies", Le sort des Gathas et autres études iraniennes in memoriam Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin, ed. E. Pirart, Leuven-Paris-Walpole: Peters, 2013, pp. 25-48 pdf
  • "Los manuscritos de Yasna con traducción pahlaví e isntrucciones rituales (abāg zand ud nērang), Séptimo Centenario de los Estudios Orientales en Salamanca, Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2013, 503-521 pdf
  • "Talking with god: The Zoroastrian ham.paršti or intercalation ceremonies", Journal Asiatique 301 (2013), 85-138 pdf
  • "Repetitions of the Ahuna Vairiia and animal sacrifice in the Zoroastrian long liturgy", Estudios Iranios y Turanios 1 (2014), 25-29 pdf
  • "The usage of the Frauuarāne in the Zoroastrian rituals", in: at̰ciṯ bā nəmō haōmāi. Homenaje a Éric Pirart en su 65º aniversario. Estudios Iranios y Turanios 2 (2015), pp. 71-98 pdf
  • "The sacrifice (Yasna) to Mazdā. Its antiquity and variety", in: The Zoroastrian Flame. exploring Religion, Hsitory and tradition, pp. 61-76 pdf
  • "A Substantial Change in the Approach to the Zoroastrian Long Liturgy. About J. Kellens's Études Avestiques et Mazdéennes", Indo-Iranian Journal 59 (2016) 139-185.
  • "La liturgie longue en langue avestique dans l’Iran occidental", La religion des Achéménides: confrontation des sources. C. Rédard and W. F. M. Henkelman. Paris, de Broccard. (in press)"
  • "The Taking of the wāž and the Priestly College in the Zoroastrian Long Liturgy." Journal Asiatique 304 (2016), 47-63.
  • "Miθra and the Sun: the Role of Miθra in the Arrangement of the Avestan Liturgical Calendar", Estudios Iranios y Turanios 3 (2017), 25-58. pdf | eDoc
  • "Textual performative variation in the Long Liturgy: the ceremonies of the last ten days of the year", Dabir 2018, No. 6, 16-47
  • "Fire, the Greatest God (ātarš … mazišta yazata). The Cult of the "Eternal" Fire in the Rituals in Avestan", Indo-Iranian Journal (2019), 19-61
  • "A brief note on the possibilities and limitations involved in reconstructing the historical performances of the Avestan liturgies: The case of the Dō-Hōmāst". Girona: Sociedad de Estudios Iranios y Turanios, 2020 (Estudios Iraniaos y Turanios 4), 7-28 pdf
  • "The Sraōšāuuarəza-Priest and the Usage of the Srōš-Barišnīh in the Greater Long Liturgy". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 31 (2021).pdf

Proceedings

  • "Yama y yami: el incesto entre gemelos, un mito indoiranio e indoeuropeo", Actas del II Encuentro Español de Indología, León 1998, 43-62 pdf
  • "Iranisch huan-, germ. *swintha-: Die indogermanische Wurzel *suen-", "Indoarisch, Iranisch und die Indogermanistik. Arbeitstagung der indogermanischen Gesellscahft vom 2.bis 5. Oktober 1997 in Erlangen", Wiesbaden, 2000, 37-50 pdf
  • "Revisión crítica de las noticias pahlavíes acerca de la trasmisión prealejandrina del Avesta", De la estepa al Mediterráneo. Actas del 1º Congreso de Arqueología e Historia Antigua del Oriente Próximo, Monografies Eridu 1, 2001, 351-362 pdf
  • "Laryngeal accent shift y la cronología de la desaparición de las laringales en indoiranio", Presente y futuro de la lingüística en España. La Sociedad Española de Lingüística 30 años después, Madrid, 2002, 16-26 pdf
  • "El análisis del lenguaje en la tradición oral indoirania", Actas del V Congreso de Lingüística General. León, 5-8 de marzo de 2002, Madrid, 2004, 513-522 pdf
  • Was ist av. dāta- vīdaēuua-? Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference of Iranian Studies, Ravenna, 2003, Roma, 2005, 53-62 pdf
  • "Legal implications of conversion in pre-Isalmic Zoroastrianism", Iranian Iranian identity in the course of history. Proceedings of the Conference held in Rome 21-24.September.2005, Rome:IsIAO, 2010, 53-66pdf
  • "The importance of the Iranian manuscripts for an edition of the Zoroastrian long liturgy", Schmitt, Rüdiger - Sadovski, Velizar - Luschützky, Hans Christian (eds.): Iranische und indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft und Onomastik. Akten des Symposiums in memoriam Manfred Mayrhofer (1926-2011), organisiert vom Institut für Iranistik und der Wiener Sprachgesellschaft (Wien, 10.-12. Mai 2012). Wien: Verlag der ÖAW. (Sitzungsberichte der ÖAW / Iranistische Onomastik, Nr. 14), (in press)
  • Daēuuas vertreibende Worte: die Läuterungsrituale in V9–12, Démons iraniens Actes du colloque international organisé à l’Université de Liège les 5 et 6 février 2009 à l’occasion des 65 ans de Jean Kellens, Liège: 2015, pp.77-96 pdf
  • "Illuminated manuscripts of the Zoroastrian long liturgy". Ek Jñānno Bhaṇḍār – A Treasury of Knowledge: Iranian, Persian, and Indian Studies Presented in Honour of the 150th Anniversary of the First Dastoor Meherjirana Library, Navsari. . D. Patel and D. Sheffield. (in press)

Contributions in edited volumes

  • "Una visión dualista de la creación del mundo: la cosmogonía zoroástrica", Religions del Món Antic. La creació, Palma de Mallorca, 2001, 137-160 ;pdf
  • "Monoteísmo, dualismo, politeísmo: el enigma de la reforma zaratústrica", Religions del Món Antic. Entre politeisme i monoteisme, Palma de Mallorca, 2003, pp. 25-58
  • "Los viajes al Más Allá en el Irán preislámico", Religions del Món Antic. El Més Enllà, Palma de Mallorca 2004, 79-118 ;pdf
  • "Textos maniqueos iranios occidentales", Textos del maniqueísmo, Madrid: Trotta, 2008
  • together with M.A. Andrés Toledo, “Manuscripts of the Widewdad”, en The transmission of the Avesta, Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz, 2012, pp. 207-243 pdf
  • “Building trees: Genealogical relationship between the manuscripts of Widewdad”, en The transmission of the Avesta, Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz, 2012, pp. 279-346 pdf
  • “Why do we Really Need a New Edition of the Zoroastrian Long Liturgy?”, en The transmission of the Avesta, Wiesbade, Harrassowitz, 2012, pp. 439-477 pdf
  • "Die Manuskriptologie der Avesta-Handschriften", Handbuch Iranistik, ed. L. Paul, Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2013, pp. 345-351 pdf
  • "Iranian Phonology", Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, De Gruyter, in press
  • "The problems of the transmission of the Avesta and the Tools for Avestan Text Criticism (TATEC)", Analysis of ancient and medieval texts and manuscripts: Digital Approaches, Lectio 1, Leuven: Brepols (2015), pp. 95-116pdf
  • "Ethics", Blackwells Companion to Zoroastrianism, In: M. Stausberg and Y. Vevaina (eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism. With the assistance of Anna Tessmann. Oxford: OUP, 315–332
  • "The Zoroastrian long liturgy. The transmission of the Avesta", Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies. An Introduction, Hamburg, 2015, 377-381 pdf
  • "Avestan manuscripts", Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies. An Introduction, Hamburg, 2015, 40_42 pdf
  • "On Avestan text criticism (2): the accusative singular of the ū̆- and u̯a- stems in the long liturgy", E. Pirart (ed.), Etudes de linguistique iranienne in memoriam Xavier Tremblay (Acta Iranica 57), pp. 89-156
  • "La liturgie longue en langue avestique dans l'Iran occidental", W.F.M. Henkelman, C. Redard (eds.), Persian Religion in the Achaemenid Period. La religion perse à l'époque achéménide. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz, 2017 (Classica et Orientalia 16), pp. 21-67
  • "The phonology of Iranian", Handbook of Comparative and Historical Indo-European Linguistics (HSK 41), 2017, 11-33
  • "About the Epithet pauruuaniia- of the Zoroastrian Sacred Girdle (Y 9.26)", A Thousand Judgements: Festschrift for Maria Macuch. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz 2019, 43-50
  • "Avestan Texts in Context: Fragments Westergaard 6 and 7 and the Paragṇā", zaraθuštrōtəma. Zoroastrian and Iranian Studies in Honour of Philip G. Kreyenbroek, edited by Shervin Farridnejad. Irvine: University of California, 2020 (Ancient Iranian Series), 69–105 pdf
  • "Litanies and rituals. The structure and position of the Long Liturgy within the Zoroastrian ritual system. Aux sources des liturgies indo-iraniennes. C. Redard, J. J. Ferrer Losilla, H. Moein and P. Swennen. Liège, Presses Universitaires de Liège: 195-282 pdf
  • "Ast kē ēdōn gōwēd: les opinions divergentes et la prise des décisions doctrinales dans le zoroastrisme sassanide et post-sassanide", F. Ruani & M. Timus (eds.), Quand les dualistes polémiquaient. Paris: Peeters, 2020 (Orient & Méditerranée 34). pp. 31-64. pdf
  • "On Avestan text criticism (3): the use and distribution of the letter ń in Avestan manuscripts". In Wort- und Formenvielfalt. Festschrift fur Christoph Koch zum 80. Geburtstag, edited by Anna Jouravel and Audrey Mathys, 63–87. Studies on Language and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe 37. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2021. pdf

Contributions in Encyclopedias

  • AVESTA ii. Middle Persian Translations, Encyclopaedia Iranica
  • VENDIDAD ii. Transmission of the Vīdēvdād in India, Encyclopaedia Iranica

Bibliographical Surveys

  • "Recorrido por la Bibliografía sobre Religión Zoroástrica desde 1975", Ilu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones 7:2002 pdf

Reviews

  • Williams, The Pahlavi-Rivayat accompaning the Dadestan i Denig, Orientalische Literaturzeitung 90 (1995), 561-569 pdf
  • Paniano, Tistrya. The Avestan Hymn to Sirius, Vol. II, Orientalische Literaturzeitung 92 (1997), 97-103 pdf
  • Josephson, The Pahlavi Translation Technique as Illustrated by Hom Yašt, Uppsala, 1997 Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 364 ff. pdf
  • Panaino, La novella degli scacchi e della tavola reale.Una antica fonte orientale sui due giochi da tavoliere più diffusi nel mondo eurasiatico tra Tardoantico e Medioevo e sulla loro simbologia militare e astrale, Orientalische Literaturzeitung 95 (2000), 304-311 pdf
  • P. Frei /K. Koch, Reichsidee und Reochsorganisation im Perserreich, Freiburg, 1996 Aula Orientalis 20 (2002), 263-266 pdf
  • J. Martínez- M. de Vaan, Introducción al avéstico”, Madrid, 2001, Zeitschrift der deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, in press
  • P. Huyse, Le y final dans les inscriptions moyen-perses et la loi rythmique proto-moyen-perse. Paris, Association pour l'avancement des études iraniennes, 2003, Studia Iranica, 2006, 148-153 pdf
  • De Vaan, M., The Avestan vowels, The Avestan Vowels. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi 2003, Zeitschrift der deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellscahft, 234-238 pdf
  • Kellens, Les vispe ratauuo, Kratylos 54 (2009), 142-146