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Zoroastrians

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

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Zoroastrians 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, 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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
December 14th, 2000
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd New edition
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
288
Dimensions
138x216x22
ISBN-13
9780415239035
Product ID
1681361

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