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Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum

Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum : Series Iranica

Editor: Enrico Morano
Publishing Manager: Johan Van der Beke
Details List of Publications

ISSN 2983-9408

Method of peer review
single-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist


The religion of Mani (c. 216–c. 276 CE) was a missionary religion par excellence. Manichaean texts have been found in Egypt in Coptic, Greek and Syriac, and in N. Africa in Latin and in sites along the Ancient Silk Road in Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Bactrian, Tocharian B, Chinese and Uighur (Old Turkish) as well as in substantial citations in a wide range of Arabic writings. The project aims to publish not only genuine Manichaean texts but also principal witnesses of the religion from Islamic and Christian (Patristic) sources and the voluminous writings of Saint Augustine on the religion of which he was a member for nine years will form a substantial part of the series. Each volume of the text-series contains introduction, critical text, translation (in English, French or German), commentary and extensive word indices. The constituent series are defined by language or region. These series will make available hitherto diversely published material for consultation by historians of religion, theologians, ancient and medieval historians and orientalists.

Part of the 'Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum' that consists of various subseries, each with a specific focus: