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Harvard Iranian Series 3

Erbadistan ud Nirangistan

Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript TD

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PAPERBACK

$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674260405

Publication Date: 07/06/1981

Short

152 pages

6 x 9 inches

Harvard Iranian Series

World

This manuscript of Avestan passages with explanations in Middle Persian gives the best text of the manual for priestly rituals in Zoroastrianism. It is a valuable source not only for the Zoroastrian religion but also for philologists interested in the Avesta language, containing Avestan passages used in the daily rituals. This text is basic to an understanding of the development of the Zoroastrian rituals over the centuries, for the Middle Persian explanations of the Avesta passages, although they may not offer great assistance to the philological interpretation of the Avestan text, do indicate how Zoroastrian priests, the guardians of the religious traditions, explained or adapted the texts to their own concepts. The difficulties of interpretation make the publication of facsimiles of manuscripts much more necessary in this linguistic area than in others.

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