Seminar für Iranistik

Selected Articles:

    2018

  • with Joisten-Pruschke, A., 'Kurdische Magie: jesidische Zauberschalen - eine lebendige, eigenständige Tradition innerhalb der islamischen Welt', in Günther, Sebastian (ed.), Magie im Islam: Zwischen Glaube und Wissenschaft, Reihe: Islamic History and Civilization, Brill, Leiden, New York. (In print)

    2017

  • ‘Zerdüştlük ve Avesta’ (Zoroastrianism and Avesta), Avesta - Zerdüştilerin Kutsal Metinleri. Introduction to Avesta, from English into Turkish: Fahriye Adsay, Ibrahim Bingöl, Istanbul, Avesta, 2017, 3rd edition, pp. 9–31. (1st edition 2012; 2nd edition 2014).

    2016

  • with Kreyenbroek, Ph., 'Introduction to special issue: Yezidism and Yezidi Studies in the early 21st century', Kurdish Studies 4(2), Special issue: Yezidism and Yezidi Studies in the early 21st century, guest edited by Omarkhali, Kh. and Kreyenbroek, Ph., London, Transnational Press London, 2016, pp. 122-130.

  • with Kreyenbroek, Ph., 'Yezidi Spirits' On the question of Yezidi beliefs: A review article', Kurdish Studies 4(2), Special issue: Yezidism and Yezidi Studies in the early 21st century, guest edited by Omarkhali, Kh. and Kreyenbroek, Ph., London, Transnational Press London, 2016, pp. 197-207.

    2015

  • with Mossaki, N., 'A History of Russian Kurdology: With a Brief Literature Overview', in Hennerbichler, Ferdinand et al. (eds.), Wiener Jahrbuch für Kurdische Studien. Die Geschichte von Kurdischen Studien und Kurdologie. Nationale Methodologien und transnationale Verflechtungen, Österreichische Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Kurdologie, Wiener Verlag für Sozialforschung, Wien, 2014, 2015, pp. 140-177.

    2014

  • 'Yezidiler Yezidilerin dini bilgileri aktarma sisteminde ve ruhani otorite statüsünde bugün meydana gelen değişimler' (Current Changes in the Yezidi System of Transmission of Religious Knowledge and Status of Spiritual Authority), in Omarkhali, Khanna (ed.), Kürdistan'da Dini Azınlıklar: Ana-akımın dışında kalanlar, Istanbul, Avesta, 2014, pp. 127-141.

  • 'Sunuş: Kürdistan'da Dini Azınlıklar: Ana-Akımın Dışında' (Introduction - Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream, in Omarkhali, Khanna (ed.), Kürdistan'da Dini Azınlıklar: Ana-akımın dışında kalanlar, Istanbul, Avesta, 2014, pp. 15-41.

  • 'Convert to Islam or Die: Yezidism - an Ancient Religion under Threat', in Hamazor 4, 2014, pp. 22-26.

  • ‘Current Changes in the Yezidi System of Transmission of Religious Knowledge and Status of Spiritual Authority‘, in Omarkhali, Khanna (ed.), Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream. Series: Studies in Oriental Religions, vol. 68. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2014, pp. 67-77.

  • ‘Introduction - Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream‘, in Omarkhali, Khanna (ed.), Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream. Series: Studies in Oriental Religions, vol. 68. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2014, pp. XVII-XXXVIII.

  • ‘Los Kurdos de la Ex Unión Sovietica. Desarrollo histórico y cultural‘ (The Kurds in the former Soviet states: from the historical and cultural perspectives), in Manuel Férez Gil (ed.), Estos son Los Kurdos. Análisis de una nación, Universidad Anáhuac Mexico, Senado de la República Mexicana, México, 2014, pp. 257-273.

  • Obituary: Prof Dr Ol'ga Zhigalina (1946-2013), Kurdish Studies, vol. 2, No. 1, London, Transnational Press London, 2014, pp. 75-79.

    2013

  • ‘Jesidismus’, in Ludwig Paul (Hg.) Handbuch der Iranistik, Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2013, pp. 222-225.

  • ‘Kurdische Literatur’, in Ludwig Paul (Hg.) Handbuch der Iranistik, Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2013, pp. 340-343.

  • ‘The Kurds in the former Soviet states from the historical and cultural perspectives‘, in The Copernicus Journal of Political Studies. International Relations. Theory and Practice, 2(4), edited by Johanna Piechowiak-Lamparska, Manuel Férez Gil, Toruń, Dom Wydawniczy DUET, 2013, pp. 128-142.

    2012

  • ‘Yezidi Religious Oral Poetic Literature: Status, Formal Characteristics, and Genre Analysis. With some examples of Yezidi religious texts’, Scrinium, 7-8: Ars Christiana. In memoriam Michail F. Murianov (21.XI 1928 — 6.VI 1995). Eds. R. Krivko, B. Lourié, A. Orlov. Part II. Gorgias Press, Piscataway, New Jersey, 2011-2012, pp. 144-195.

  • ‘Исторические предпосылки формирования Канона в современном йезидском обществе’ [Historical preconditions of the formation of a Canon in the today’s Yezidi society], Мусульманское пространство по периметру границ Кавказа и Центральной Азии (Islamic space bordering on the Caucasus and Central Asia). V.Ja. Belokrenicky, N.Ju. Oultčenko (eds.). Moscow, IV RAN, Kraft+, 2012, pp. 216-223.

  • ‘Zerdüştlük ve Avesta’ [Zoroastrianism and Avesta], Avesta. Zerdüştilerin Kutsal Metinleri. Introduction to Avesta. Translation into Turkish: Fahriye Adsay. Avesta, Istanbul, 2012, pp. 9-31.

  • ‘Йезидская религиозная письменная литература: Священное Писание, Джелве, Масхафа Раш и рукописи’ [Yezidi religious written literature: Sacred Writ, Jilve, Meshefa Resh and manuscripts], Lazarevskije Chtenija, 1. Ed. O. I. Zhigalina. Moscow, 2012, pp. 159-184.

    2011

  • ‘KurdInnen in der ehemaligen Sowjetunion’, in Kurdistan im Wandel. Konflikte, Staatlichkeit, Gesellschaft und Religion zwischen Nahem Osten und Diaspora. Thomas Schmidinger (Hg.), Peter Lang Verlag, Wien, Frankfurt u.a., 2011, pp. 225-239.

    2010

  • ‘Йезидские Космогонические Мифы. К вопросу сравнительного анализа йезидизма, ахл-и Хакк и зороастризма’ [Yezidi Cosmogonic myths], Religiovedenie (Study of Religion), 4. Blagoveshensk, 2010, pp. 105-119.

    2009

  • ‘Names of God and Forms of Address to God in Yezidism. With the Religious Hymn of the Lord’, Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research, 15, 2. Thesa, St. Petersburg, 2009, pp. 13-24.

  • ‘The status and role of the Yezidi legends and myths. To the question of comparative analysis of Yezidism, Yārisān (Ahl-e Haqq) and Zoroastrianism: a common substratum?’ Folia Orientalia, 45-46. Cracow, 2009, pp. 197-219.

  • with Rezania, K., ‘Some reflections on the concepts of time in Yezidism’, in From Dāena to Dîn. Religion, Kultur und Sprache in der iranischen Welt / Festschrift für Philip Kreyenbroek zum 60. Geburtstag. Eds. Allison Ch., Joisten-Pruschke A., Wendtland A. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2009, pp. 331-346.

  • ‘Qewl û Me'nayên Êzdiyan: Paye û Rola Wan. Li Ser Pirsa Himberhevkirina Êzdiyatiyê, Yarisan (Ehl-ê Heq) û Zerdeştiyê’. [Yezidi religious hymns and legends: their status and role. To the question of the comparative analysis of Yezidism, Yaresan (Ahl-e Haqq) and Zoroastrianism.] Werger ji îngilîzî: Ergîn Opengîn, in Şêx Fexrê Adiyan. Fîlosof û xasê ola Êzdiyatiyê. Dengê Êzdiyan, Oldenburg, 2009, pp. 94-122.

    2008

  • ‘On the Structure of the Yezidi Clan and Tribal System and its Terminology among the Yezidis of the Caucasus’, Journal of Kurdish Studies, 6. Belgium, 2008, pp. 104-119.

  • ‘Sembolîzma teyran di êzdiyatiyê de’ [Symbolism of birds in Yezidism]. Werger ji înglîzî Ergîn Opengîn, Yazınca, 9. Istanbul, 2008, pp. 77-92.

  • ‘Tawis (Senceq) di Ermenistanê da’ [Tawus (Senjeq) in Armenia], Laliş. 28. Duhok, 2008, pp. 33-41.

    2007

  • ‘Tawûsî Melek û rola tawûs di dînê êzîdiya da. Şirovekirina sembola êzîdiya – Tawisî Melek’ [Tawûsî Melek and the role of the peacock in Yezidism. Interpretation of the Yezidi symbol of Tawusi Melek], Ûrkêş, 2. Gävle, Sweden, 2007, pp. 6-15.

    2006

  • ‘Езидизм и кастовое деление езидского общества’ [Yezidism and caste division of the Yezidi society], Religiovedeniye, 1. Blagoveshensk, 2006, pp. 11-24.

  • ‘Rites de passage in Yezidism, Zoroastrianism and Vedic Religions’, in Iran. Cultural and historical tradition and dynamics of development. Proceedings of the International Conference. February 14-15. Moscow, 2006, pp. 116-118.

  • 'Стер: святыни йезидов Армении и Грузии' [Ster: sacred places of Yezidis of Armenia and Georgia], in Materialy dokladov mezhdunarodnoy nauchnoy konferentsii „Vostokovedeniye i afrikanistika v universitetakh Sankt Peterburga, Rossii, Evropy. Aktualniye problemy i perspektivy”. Saint-Petersburg, 2006, pp. 258-259.

  • ‘Cejna Xidir Nebî û Xidir Eylas cem êzîdiyên Ermenîstanê’ [The feast Khidir Nebi and Khidir Eylas among Yezidis of Armenia], Ûrkêş, 1. Gävle, Sweden, 2006, pp. 16-28.

  • 'Kloça Serê Salê. Sala Teze li cem êzdiyên Ermenîstanê û Gurcistanê' [Klocha Serê Salê. The New Year feast among Yezidis in Armenia and Georgia], Dema Nû, 144. 13 Adar. Wuppertal, 2006.

    2005

  • ’Йезидизм – национальная религия курдов’ [Yezidism – national religion of the Kurds], in Nauka, religiya, obshestvo. Ed. M. M. Shakhnovich. Saint Petersburg, 2005, pp. 35-43.

  • with X. C. Raşo. ‘Cejna Sersalê “Çarşemba Sor”. Sala Teze li cem êzîdîyên Îraqê, Tûrkîyê, Sûriyê û wisa jî li cem êzîdîyên Ermenîstanê û Gurcistanê’ [The New Year Feast “Çarşemba Sor”. New Year among Yezidis of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and also among Yezidis of Armenia and Georgia], Peyama Kurd, 08.04.2005. Bohn, p. 8.

    2004

  • ‘Кастово-теократический принцип деления традиционного езидского общества’ [Caste-theocratic principal of division of the Yezidi society], in Vostokovedeniye: codex juvenalis. Saint-Petersburg, 2004. pp. 117-130.

  • ‘Этническая идентичность курдов и самоидентификация курдов-езидов. Взаимо-действие с представителями других культур’ [Ethnic identity of the Kurds and selfidentification of the Kurds Yezidis.], in Put’ Vostoka. Kulturnaya, etnicheskaya i religioznaya identichnost. Materialy VII molodezhnoy nauchnoy konferentsii po problemam filosofii, religii, kultury Vostoka. Seriya “Symposium”. Vypusk 33. Saint-Petersburg, 2004, pp. 100-105.

  • ‘К вопросу об употреблении эпитета «баран» в курдском фольклоре и авестийском «Хварно» или пехлевийском «Фарре»’ [To the question of the usage of the epithet „ram“ in the Kurdish folklore and Avestan „Khvarno“ and Pahlavi "Farr“], in Vostokovedeniye: codex juvenalis. Saint-Petersburg, 2004, pp. 60-64.

  • ‘On the question of the genesis of Yezidism in connection with the initiation ceremony in Vedic religion, Zoroastrianism and Yezidism,’ in International Conference on Kurdish Studies (17-19 May, 2004). Eds. A. Krasnowolska, M. Rzepka. Polish Academy of Sciences Press. Cracow, 2004, pp. 145-151.

  • ‘Formation of the Yezidi Priesthood Hierarchy in Lalish,’ in Tezisy dokladov tret’jej mezhdunarodnoj nauchnoj konferentsii „Ierarkhiya i vlast’ v istorii tsivilizatsij”. Moscow, 2004, pp. 218-219.

    Headwords in Encyclopaedias

  • Йезидизм [Yezidism], in Энциклопедия религий [Encyclopedia of Religions]. Eds. A. P. Zabiyako, A. N. Krasnikova, E. S. Elbakyan. Moscow, 2008, pp. 594-596.

  • Йезидские священные писание [Yezidi Sacred Books], in Энциклопедия религий [Encyclopedia of Religions]. Eds. A. P. Zabiyako, A. N. Krasnikova, E. S. Elbakyan. Moscow, 2008, p. 596.

  • Малаки Таус (Тауси Малак) [Meleki Tawus (Tawusi Melek)], in Энциклопедия религий [Encyclopedia of Religions]. Eds. A. P. Zabiyako, A. N. Krasnikova, E. S. Elbakyan. Moscow, 2008, pp. 770-771.

  • Йезидизм [Yezidism], in Религиоведение: словарь [Religious Studies: Dictionary]. Ed. E. S. Elbakyan. Moscow, 2007, pp. 200-203.

  • Йезидизм [Yezidism], in Религиоведение. Энциклопедический словарь [Religious Studies. Encyclopedic Dictionary]. Eds. A. P. Zabiyako, A. N. Krasnikova, E. S. Elbakyan. Moscow, 2006, pp. 469-471.

  • Йезидские священные писание [Yezidi Sacred Books], in Религиоведение. Энциклопедический словарь [Religious Studies. Encyclopedic Dictionary]. Eds. A. P. Zabiyako, A. N. Krasnikova, E. S. Elbakyan. Moscow, 2006, p. 471.

    Reviews:

  • 'Eszter Spät. Late Antique Motifs in Yezidi Oral Tradition. Piscataway, New Jersey: Gorgias Press LLC 2010', in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, Band 164, Heft 2, Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2014, pp. 571-574.

  • ‘Исторические песни курдов. Джалилов О. Дж. СПб.: Петербургское Востоковедение, 2003. 832с. (Серия «Orientalia»)’, Iran-name, 2 (14), Dushanbe, 2010, pp. 236-240.

  • 'Žigalina, Ol’ga I. (red.): Lazarevskie Čtenija. Vypusk 1. Moscow: Institut vostokovedenija RAN, 2012, 255 p.' in Hennerbichler, F. et al. (eds.),Wiener Jahrbuch für Kurdische Studien, Vienna, Ausgabe 3, 2015, pp. 263-264.

    Translations, Interviews and Others

  • 'Una religione fraintesa e per questo combattuta', L'Intervista Khanna Omarkhali with for Primo Piano, Corriere del Ticino, 27 February 2017, p. 3.

  • 'Transformations in the Yezidi tradition after the ISIS attacks: An interview with Ilhan Kizilhan', Kurdish Studies 4(2), Special issue: Yezidism and Yezidi Studies in the early 21st century, guest edited by Omarkhali, Kh. and Kreyenbroek, Ph., London, Transnational Press London, 2016, pp. 148-154.

  • 'Olga Zhigalina, The Khorasan Kurdish khanates' trade with Russia at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century, from Russian to English: Kh. Omarkhali, in Hennerbichler, F. et al (eds.), Wiener Jahrbuch für Kurdische Studien. 100 Jahre Völkermond an ArmenirInnen und die KurdInnen. Komplexe Vergangenheit und Nachwirken in der Gegenwart, Österreichische Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Kurdologie, Vienna, Ausgabe 3, 2015, pp. 203-214.

  • 'Yeziden in den ehemaligen Sowjetrepubliken', Pogrom 287, Yeziden: Eine uralte Gemeinschaft kämpft ums Überleben, die GfbV-Zeitschrift „bedrohte Völker - pogrom“ , 2015, pp. 32-33.

  • with Ph. Kreyenbroek, 'Jesiden suchen ihre Identität. Wissenschaftler über Verfolgung, Traditionen und Entwicklung der Religionsgemeinschaft,' Göttinger Tageblatt 220, Göttingen, 20. September 2014, p. 35.

  • 'Darvishjan, Ali Ashraf 'Trostnikovoe pero' (Reed pen), from Farsi into Russian: Kh. Omarkhali, in Collectio Rara, St Petersburg, 2006. (Rpt. from: Iranskij kalejdoskop, St Petersburg, 2006, pp. 296-302.)