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Linguistic Evidence from Outside of India

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter deals with the linguistic evidence from outside of India, particularly loanwords from the Finno-Ugric languages (which have been identified either as Indo-Iranian, Iranian, or ... More


Comparing Sasanian Religions

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter draws from the field of comparative religion in order to map out the prospects and pitfalls of juxtaposing the Talmudic and Middle Persian corpora, a task beset with significant ... More


On the Celebrated Lands of Iran and the Kayanid HouseOn the Celebrated Lands of Iran and the Kayanid House

Domenico Agostini and Samuel Thrope

in The Bundahišn: The Zoroastrian Book of Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190879044
eISBN:
9780190879075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879044.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 31 describes the sixteen lands of Iran and the adversary that Ahriman sent against each one. The Bundahišn’s list is modeled on the first chapter of the Vidēvdād, which describes Ērānwēz and ... More


On the Glorious Kayanid Palaces, Which They Call Wonders and Marvels

Domenico Agostini and Samuel Thrope

in The Bundahišn: The Zoroastrian Book of Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190879044
eISBN:
9780190879075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879044.003.0059
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 32 presents a list of the marvelous palaces built by Iranian heroes and their enemies, several of which are also mentioned elsewhere in Middle Persian literature and in the Avesta.


Perilous Fountains

David Gordon White

in Daemons Are Forever: Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226692401
eISBN:
9780226715063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226715063.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Five medieval Sanskrit-language accounts of a fabulous technique for extracting mercury from the “wells” in which it naturally resides are shown to be remarkably similar to accounts preserved in ... More


On Various Things: How They Were Created and How Their Adversaries Came

Domenico Agostini and Samuel Thrope

in The Bundahišn: The Zoroastrian Book of Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190879044
eISBN:
9780190879075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879044.003.0043
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 24 discusses the mythical creatures that play a role in the earthly battle against evil animals and in Zoroastrian eschatology. Among others, the chapter devotes a lengthy discussion to the ... More


On the Great Deeds of the Spiritual Deities

Domenico Agostini and Samuel Thrope

in The Bundahišn: The Zoroastrian Book of Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190879044
eISBN:
9780190879075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879044.003.0047
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The longest chapter in the Bundahišn, chapter 26 comprises a detailed catalogue of Zoroastrian deities (yazdān) and their roles and functions. The chapter describes how each deity has distinct powers ... More


Zoroastrianism: The Religion of the Good or Light

Jon Stewart

in Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World: The Logic of the Gods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198829492
eISBN:
9780191868030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829492.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Hegel treats three religions as transitional between the religions of nature and those of spirit. The first of the transitional religions that he explores is Zoroastrianism, the religion of ancient ... More


Cultural Transfers and Philologia Orientalis

Guy G. Stroumsa

in The Idea of Semitic Monotheism: The Rise and Fall of a Scholarly Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192898685
eISBN:
9780191925207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898685.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In France, the negotiation between religious and national identity had been strongly polarized between religious traditionalists of the Catholic party and secularist inheritors of the revolutionary ... More


The Early Aryans

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Composers of Rigvedic hymns called themselves “Aryan.” South Asian languages related to Rigvedic are called Indo-Aryan. Composers of the earliest Zoroastrian literature Avesta also called themselves ... More


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