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The hymns of Zoroaster : a new translation of the most ancient sacred texts of Iran

Author: Zoroaster.; M L West
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, ©2010.
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Zoroaster was one of the greatest and most radical religious reformers in the history of the world. The faith that he founded some 2600 years ago in a remote region of central Asia flourished to become the bedrock of a great empire as well as its official religion. Zoroastrianism is still practised today in parts of India and Iran and in smaller communities elsewhere, where its adherents are known as Parsis. It has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Sacred books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zoroaster.
Hymns of Zoroaster.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010
(OCoLC)471671431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zoroaster.; M L West
ISBN: 9780857718655 0857718657 1848853475 9781848853478 1848855052 9781848855052
OCLC Number: 713365163
Language Note: In English translated from the Avestan.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 182 p.)
Contents: The hymns of Zoroaster --
The first Gāthā (Yasna 28-34) --
The second Gāthā (Yasna 43-46) --
The third Gāthā (Yasna 47-50) --
The fourth Gāthā (Yasna 51) --
The fifth Gāthā (Yasna 53) --
The liturgy in seven chapters.
Responsibility: with introduction and commentary by M.L. West.

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A new translation of the foundation texts of the Zoroastrian religion, the Gathas (songs) composed by Zoraster himself, together with the Liturgy in seven chapters composed shortly after his  Read more...

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'Translating the words and comprehending the meaning of Zoroaster's devotional poems is always challenging. M.L. West has produced a lucid interpretation of those ancient words. His renditions are Read more...

 
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