Pahlavi Texts (Volume 5) Marvels of Zoroastrianism

By: West, Edward William, editor

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xlviii186 pp. Index, erratum. In English. Glossy cream and red card covers are clean, just a bit of shelf wear, interiors are clean and nice. Good copy. Published between 1880 and 1897 as part of Max Müller's Sacred Books of the East series, this five-volume translation of Pahlavi texts (of which this is Vol. 5 only) was the work of Edward William West (1824–1905). Largely self-taught, West developed his knowledge of ancient oriental languages in India, where he worked as a civil engineer. After returning to Europe, West focused on the study of sacred Zoroastrian texts and prepared these translations of Pahlavi manuscripts. His writings and editions are still referenced today in Indo-Iranian studies. Volume 5 contains translations of the Dînkard (books 7 and 5) and Selections of Zâd-sparam. Some parts of these texts are prophetic, and West's introductory analysis provides an insight into the chronology of Zoroastrianism, which suggests that Zoroaster was born in 660 BCE and that the world will come to an end in 2398 CE.; Cambridge Library Collection - Religion; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages

Title: Pahlavi Texts (Volume 5) Marvels of Zoroastrianism

Author Name: West, Edward William, editor

Categories: History: Ancient, Religion - Ancient,

Publisher: Cambrdige, Cambridge University Press: 2012

ISBN Number: 1108054331

ISBN Number 13: 9781108054331

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9832

Keywords: Zoroastrianism Ancient Iran Zoroaster Dinkard,