Book Series Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum – Analecta Manichaica, vol. 2

Manichaica Taurinensia

Enrico Morano, Samuel N.C. Lieu, Nils Arne Pedersen (eds)

  • Pages: xii + 404 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Illustrations:15 b/w, 120 col.
  • Language(s):English, French, Italian
  • Publication Year:2023

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58407-2
  • Hardback
  • Available


« Ce recueil se distingue par la grande diversité des thèmes qu’il aborde, qui touchent tous les aspects de la recherche manichéenne actuelle, et par la qualité de sa présentation, notamment en ce qui concerne l’iconographie. » (Paul-Hubert Poirier, dans Laval théologique et philosophique, 79/2, 2023, p. 292)


The volume contains the proceedings of the ninth international symposium of the International Association of Manichaean Studies (IAMS) held at the University of Turin (11th-15th September, 2017) and covering all major aspects of Manichaean studies.

This new volume brings the research on many aspects of Manichaeism up to date and offers also first editions or re-editions with new interpretations of Manichaean texts in the languages used by the Eastern and Western Manichaeans. It includes important studies on Manichaean Art, and on newly discovered Manichaean texts in Chinese and Parthian from Xiapu in South China.


Jason BEDUHN — Manichaean Redaction of Non-Manichaean Narratives, and the Case of Bilawhar and Budasf

Fernando BERMEJO-RUBIO — Syncretism versus Transversality: On the Emergence of Mani’s Religious Outlook

Iris COLDITZ — Some Iranian Names of Manichaeans from Non-Iranian Sources. With an Appendix to Iranisches Personennamenbuch 2,1

Federico DRAGONI and Enrico MORANO — A Sogdian Manuscript in Manichaean Script on Cosmogony and Rules for Elect and Hearers in Manistans

Jean-Daniel DUBOIS — The coming of Jesus “without a body” (Kephalaion I, 12, 20ff.)

Desmond DURKIN-MEISTERERNST — Ārdhang wifrās

Jorinde EBERT — A Manichaean Portrait Painter at the Chinese Song Court?

Majella FRANZMANN — Heavenly mothers and virgins and the earthly Eve

Zsuzsanna GULÁCSI — Digital Restoration of an Icon of Jesus Preserved on an Uygur Manichaean Mortuary Banner from 10th-century Kocho

Xiaodan HU — The 7 distresses and 5 destinies of the individual soul: A study on Dunhuang Chinese Manichaean text the Scripture on Buddha-Nature 佛性經 in comparison with Turfan and Coptic parallels

Gábor KÓSA — A Survey of Research on the New Textual Materials from China (2013–2017)

Samuel N.C. LIEU — Manichaean Self-Identity revisited (I)

Xiao-He MA — The Painting of the Birth of Mani in Japan and “The Hymn of the Descent” in the Mani the Buddha of Light manuscript

Rea MATSANGOU — Legal aspects regarding Manichaean assembly places in the later Roman Empire         

Gunner MIKKELSEN — Upāya in the Chinese Manichaean Texts from Dunhuang      

Evgenia MOISEEVA — Prolegomena to Mani’s vision of the Old Testament

Betül ÖZBAY — The Orthography of the Rounded Vowels in Old Uyghur Manichean Texts

Betül ÖZBAY and Şehnaz BİÇER — The Headline Ornament: Analysis of the Illuminated Manichaean Manuscript: MIK III 6368    

Nils Arne PEDERSEN — Differing Interpretations of Mani’s Apostolate in Manichaean Sources: Subordination or Superiority?

Andrea PIRAS — The Painting of the Living Soul. Metaphors and Practices of Self Restoration

Flavia RUANI — Playing with Literature for Religious Competition: Manichaean Characters in Syriac Hagiography

Natale SPINETO, Julien Ries e gli studi sul Manicheismo

Michel TARDIEU — Les métamorphoses du Troisième Messager

Michel TARDIEU, Danny PRAET and Flavia RUANI — , Franz Cumont et le développement des études manichéennes

Håkon Fiane TEIGEN — ‘The Church where I am’: Elect organisation in the Roman Empire

Aäron VANSPAUWEN — Manichaean citations in De fide contra Manichaeos: The circulation of Latin Manichaean texts in North Africa

Yutaka YOSHIDA — Bögü Qaghan, Zieme, Clark, and Moriyasu: On some aspects of the early phase of the Uighur Manichaeism