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Witches, whores, and sorcerers : the concept of evil in early Iran

Author: Satnam Mendoza Forrest; Prods O Skjærvø
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A deep exploration into how evil was understood and categorized, and then finally combated, in early Iranian traditions

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Forrest, Satnam Mendoza.
Witches, whores, and sorcerers.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011005491
(OCoLC)703621262
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Satnam Mendoza Forrest; Prods O Skjærvø
ISBN: 9780292735408 0292735405
OCLC Number: 774027576
Description: 1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Contents: The Avesta and its translation / by Prods Oktor Skjærvø --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. The study of an ancient tradition --
2. The Iranians and their literature --
3. Magic and the magi --
4. General concepts of evil in the Avesta --
5. "Naturally" occurring evils --
6. Sorcerers, witches, whores, and menstruating women --
7. The evil eye, corpse-abusing criminals, demon worshippers, and friends --
8. Exorcistic and apotropaic rituals --
9. Structure of Avestan incantations --
10. Uses for Avestan incantations --
11. Exorcisms --
12. Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
General index --
Index of verses.
Responsibility: by S.K. Mendoza Forrest ; foreword and other contributions by Prods Oktor Skjærvø.

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