Nima Jamali: Inheritance in the Zoroastrian Legal Tradition

/ University of Toronto Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies


Nima Jamali


September 9, 2023

The 46th episode of Parse is an excerpt from a presentation given by Nima Jamali on inheritance in the Zoroastrian legal tradition. This lecture was part of the Zoroastrian Studies Symposium in honour of Ervard Dr. Jehan Bagli which took place at U of T on September 9th, 2023. 
Nima Jamali is a former post-doctoral fellow at Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies where he worked on his monograph, “Thousands of Judgments: Dynamics of Legal Thinking in Sasanian Iran.” 
He received his Ph.D. in 2021 from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (NMC), University of Toronto. His dissertation was a comparative study of the interactions among Zoroastrian, Jewish and Roman legal systems during the 7th and 8th centuries. 
Jamali’s area of research is the history of law and historical linguistics of the Middle East and the Mediterranean world in late antiquity. His other research interest is early modern legal archives, including the institution of Daftar-khāneh in the early 20th century and their role in modern Iranian urbanism, governmentality, and everyday life. 
To watch the full talk, click here: ⁠⁠