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The Wiley Blackwell companion to Zoroastrianism

Author: Michael Stausberg; Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015.
Series: Wiley-Blackwell companions to religion.
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Presents the comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions. This book presents Zoroastrianism as a cluster of dynamic historical and contextualized  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wiley Blackwell companion to Zoroastrianism.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015
(DLC) 2014044819
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Stausberg; Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina
ISBN: 9781118785508 1118785509 9781118786277 1118786270
OCLC Number: 897510782
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Notes on Contributors ix Acknowledgments xi Aims and Scope xiii A Note on Transcriptions xix Abbreviations xxiii Introduction: Scholarship on Zoroastrianism 1Michael Stausberg and Yuhan Sohrab Dinshaw Vevaina Part I Zarathustra Revisited 19 1 Zarathustra s Time and Homeland: Geographical Perspectives 21Frantz Grenet 2 Zarathustra s Time and Homeland: Linguistic Perspectives 31Almut Hintze 3 Interpretations of Zarathustra and the Gat ha s 39 a The Gat has 39Helmut Humbach b The Ga tha s, Said to Be of Zarathustra 44Jean Kellens c Dimensions of the Ga tha s as Poetry 51Martin Schwartz d The Ga tha s as Myth and Ritual 59Prods Oktor Skjaervo 4 Zarathustra: Post-Gathic Trajectories 69Michael Stausberg Part II Periods, Regions, and Contexts 83 5 Religion and Politics in Pre Islamic Iran 85Albert de Jong 6 Zoroastrianism under Islamic Rule 103Touraj Daryaee 7 Armenian and Georgian Zoroastrianism 119Albert de Jong 8 Zoroastrianism in Central Asia 129Frantz Grenet 9 Zoroastrianism in the Far East 147Takeshi Aoki 10 The Parsis 157John R. Hinnells 11 Zoroastrians in Modern Iran 173Michael Stausberg 12 The Zoroastrian Diaspora 191John R. Hinnells Part III Structures, Discourses, and Dimensions 209 13 Theologies and Hermeneutics 211Yuhan Sohrab Dinshaw Vevaina 14 Cosmologies and Astrology 235Antonio Panaino 15 Myths, Legends, Eschatologies 259Carlo G. Cereti 16 Gender 273Jenny Rose 17 Law in Pre Modern Zoroastrianism 289Maria Macuch 18 Law and Modern Zoroastrians 299Mitra Sharafi Part IV Practices and Sites 313 19 Ethics 315Alberto Cantera 20 Prayer 333Firoze M. Kotwal and Philip G. Kreyenbroek 21 Purity and Pollution / The Body 345Alan V. Williams 22 Rituals 363Michael Stausberg and Ramiyar P. Karanjia 23 Festivals and the Calendar 379Jenny Rose 24 Religious Sites and Physical Structures 393Jamsheed K. Choksy Part V Intersections 407 25 Early India and Iran 409Prods Oktor Skjaervo 26 Judaism 423Yaakov Elman and Shai Secunda 27 The Classical World 437Martin L. West 28 From Mi ra to Roman Mithras 451Richard L. Gordon 29 Christianity 457Marco Frenschkowski 30 Manichaeism in Iran 477Manfred Hutter 31 Islam 491Shaul Shaked 32 The Yezidi and Yarsan Traditions 499Philip G. Kreyenbroek 33 The Baha Faith 505Moojan Momen Part VI Primary Sources 517 34 Primary Sources: Avestan and Pahlavi 519Miguel Angel Andres Toledo 35 Primary Sources: New Persian 529Daniel J. Sheffield 36 Primary Sources: Gujarati 543Daniel J. Sheffield Bibliography 555 Index of People, Places, and Topics 629 Index Locorum 655
Series Title: Wiley-Blackwell companions to religion.
Other Titles: Companion to Zoroastrianism
Responsibility: edited by Michael Stausberg and Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina.

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