Bert G. Fragner
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The present volume contains a selection of the scholarly work of one of Europe's most prominent representatives of modern, transdisciplinary Oriental studies: Bert Georg Fragner. His amazing work in the fields of Iranian, Central Asian and Islamic Studies, as well as Social and Cultural Anthropology, is well known far beyond the specific circles of academia. His achievements in these disciplines have lead him to reach institutional functions: Full Professor at the Universities of Berlin and Bamberg, Germany, President of the Societas Iranologica Europaea, First President of the German Oriental Society, Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and, in recent years, founder and Director of the Institute of Iranian Studies. The new publication series, opened by the present volume, has the ambition to fill a gap in the research landscape in the field of Asian Studies. In spite of the considerable development of comparative and contrastive research into Indo-Iranian languages and civilizations, and notwithstanding the general trend to interdisciplinarity in the studies of the multicultural areas of Central Asia, of Iran maior, of the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding territories, we still miss a forum for publications in the sphere of Philology, Cultural and Social History, with a special focus on the topics and regions in question. Therefore we would like to establish the Indo-Iranica series as a deliberately large as well as thematically and methodologically open framework of scholarly discussions, in which both monographs and miscellaneous volumes on relevant subjects may find their place. The special 'Series purpurea', moreover, will unite selected writings of leading scholars, who have decisively enriched the research fields mentioned above, both by the results of their studies and by new (meta)methodological perspectives they have created.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 650 pages
  • 170.18 x 236.22 x 45.72mm | 1,406.14g
  • Mimesis International
  • Mimesis Edizioni
  • MI, Italy
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 8857500993
  • 9788857500997

About Antonio Panaino

Antonio C. D. Panaino is Full Professor of Iranian Studies at the "Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna" and he is presently Dean of the "Faculty for the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage" in Ravenna, where he promoted the institution of the "Gershevitch Library".show more