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LINGUIST List 23.5214

Wed Dec 12 2012

Books: Pahlavi Texts: West (Ed, Trans)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Dec-2012
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Pahlavi Texts: West (Ed, Trans)
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Title: Pahlavi Texts
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
http://us.cambridge.org

Editor: Edward William West

Paperback: ISBN: 9781108054331 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108054331 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 27.99


Abstract:

Please Note: This is the fifth volume of a five-volume text.

Published between 1880 and 1897 as part of Max Müller's Sacred Books of the
East series, this five-volume translation of Pahlavi texts 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.

Introduction
Abbreviations used in this volume
1. Dînkard, Book VII
2. Dînkard, Book V
3. Selections of Zâd-sparam
Index
Erratum
Transliteration of oriental alphabets.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Pahlavi (pal)


Written In: English (eng)

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