Persian Myths / Edition 1

Persian Myths / Edition 1

by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0292711581

ISBN-13: 9780292711587

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Much of our information about Iran's pre-Islamic past comes from the holy book of the Zoroastrian religion, the Avesta , which also incorporates earlier pagan myths. These sources form the basis for a retelling of the legends of ancient Iran.

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Much of our information about Iran's pre-Islamic past comes from the holy book of the Zoroastrian religion, the Avesta , which also incorporates earlier pagan myths. These sources form the basis for a retelling of the legends of ancient Iran.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292711587
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Legendary past Series
Edition description:
1st University of Texas Press ed
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

Map of ancient Iran
Introduction
The gods and the creation of the ancient Iranian world
Demons, fabulous creatures and heroes
The Book of Kings: Firdowsi's Shahnameh
Fabulous mythological creatures of the Shahnameh
Stories of Zoroaster, Cyrus and Alexander
Continuation of an ancient tradition
Fairy tales and passion plays
Conclusion
Suggestions for further reading
Index and picture credits

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