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Zoroastrians : their religious beliefs and practices

Author: Mary Boyce
Publisher: London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979.
Series: Library of religious beliefs and practices.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable influence on other world faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism, to the west on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boyce, Mary.
Zoroastrians, their religious beliefs and practices.
London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979
(OCoLC)647137353
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Boyce
ISBN: 0710001215 9780710001214 0710201567 9780710201560
OCLC Number: 5354427
Description: xxi, 252 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The background --
Zoroaster and his teaching --
The establishing of Mazda worship --
The unrecorded centuries --
Under the Achaemenians --
Under the Seleucids and Arsacids --
Under the early Sasanians --
During the mid Sasanian period --
Under the later Sasanians --
Under the caliphs --
Under Il-Khans, rajahs and sultans --
Under the Safavids and Mughals --
Under the Qajars and British --
In the twentieth century.
Series Title: Library of religious beliefs and practices.
Responsibility: Mary Boyce.

Abstract:

"This book traces the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable influence on other world faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism, to the west on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With the conquest of Iran by the Muslim Arabs, Zoroastrianism lost its secular power, but continued to survive as a minority faith. Despite its antiquity, it remains a living religion." -- Amazon.com viewed December 29, 2020.

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