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Religions of Iran : from prehistory to the present

Author: Richard C Foltz
Publisher: London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Religions of Iran brings to light the often neglected influence of Iranian ideas throughout the history of the world's religions, from prehistory up to the present day. Originating as one of the Indo-European tribes of the Eurasian steppes in ancient times, Iranians share much of their mythology with the Greeks, Romans, Norse, and Hindus. From this shared past emerged the uniquely Iranian religion of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Zoroaster.; Zoroaster.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Foltz
ISBN: 9781780743073 1780743076 9781780743080 1780743084
OCLC Number: 839388544
Description: xxii, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Ancient Iranian religions : The origins of Iranian religion ; Mithra and Mithraism ; In search of Zoroaster ; Mazda and his rivals ; Iranian goddesses (Manya Saadi-nejad) --
pt. 2. Foreign religions in Iran : Judaism ; Buddhism ; Christianity ; Mandaeism --
pt. 3. Challenges to Sasanian Zoroastrianism : Manichaeism ; Undercurrents of resistance: Mazdak and his successors ; Islam --
pt. 4. Islamic Iran : Persian Sufism ; Shi'ism ; Zoroastrianism after Islam ; Two Kurdish sects: the Yezidis and the Yaresan --
pt. 5. The impact of modernity : The Bábí movement and the Bahá'í faith ; The Islamic republic ; Iranian Zoroastrians today --
Conclusion: The ever-expanding pool of Iranian religion.
Responsibility: Richard Foltz.

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