Zoroastrians

Zoroastrians

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by Mary Boyce
     
 

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This book traces the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable influence on other world faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism,

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This book traces the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable influence on other world faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism, to the west on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With the conquest of Iran by the Muslim Arabs, Zoroastrianism lost its secular power, but continued to survive as a minority faith. Despite its antiquity, it remains a living religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415239028
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/14/2000
Series:
Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Mary Boyce is Professor Emerita of Iranian Studies at the University of London and is the author of a number of works on Zoroastrianism and Manicheanism.

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Zoroastrians : Their Religious Beliefs and Practices 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book gives an absolute in depth exploration of the intricate nature of Zorastrianism, with detailed explanations of its origins, along with its relation to most of the world's religions. It captures the mind with a tale of a religion which has almost disappeared from existance. From beginning to end, this novel is a valuable chronicle of history that anyone would enjoy.