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LINGUIST List 23.5215

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: 9781108054324 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 33.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108054324 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.00


Abstract:

Please Note: This is the fourth volume of a five-volume set.

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. The
Nasks are the focus of Volume 4, wherein West collects, translates and
analyses fragments such as names, summaries, digests and stray quotes from
other books in order to present all that is known of the twenty-one original
treatises containing Sassanid Zoroastrian literature. The treatises were
themselves records of what was legendarily lost after Alexander the Great's
conquest of Persia in the fourth century BCE.

Introduction
Abbreviations used in this volume
1. Dînkard, Book VIII
2. Dînkard, Book IX
Details of the Nasks from other sources
Index
Errata
Transliteration of oriental alphabets.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Pahlavi (pal)


Written In: English (eng)

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