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Wed Dec 12 2012

Books: Pahlavi Texts: West (Ed, Trans)

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Title: Pahlavi TextsPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: Edward William West

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


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 theEast series, this five-volume translation of Pahlavi texts was the work ofEdward William West (1824–1905). Largely self-taught, West developed hisknowledge of ancient oriental languages in India, where he worked as a civilengineer. After returning to Europe, West focused on the study of sacredZoroastrian texts and prepared these translations of Pahlavi manuscripts. Hiswritings and editions are still referenced today in Indo-Iranian studies.Volume 5 contains translations of the Dînkard (books 7 and 5) and Selectionsof Zâd-sparam. Some parts of these texts are prophetic, and West'sintroductory analysis provides an insight into the chronology ofZoroastrianism, which suggests that Zoroaster was born in 660 BCE and that theworld will come to an end in 2398 CE.

IntroductionAbbreviations used in this volume1. Dînkard, Book VII2. Dînkard, Book V3. Selections of Zâd-sparamIndexErratumTransliteration of oriental alphabets.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Pahlavi (pal)

Written In: English (eng)

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