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Pahlavi Texts

Pahlavi Texts
5 Volume Set

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  • Date Published: December 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108054287

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  • Published between 1880 and 1897 as part of Max Müller's Sacred Books of the East series, this five-volume translation of Pahlavi texts was the work of Edward William West (1824–1905). Largely self-taught, West developed his knowledge of ancient oriental languages in India, where he worked as a civil engineer. After returning to Europe, West focused on the study of sacred Zoroastrian texts and prepared these translations of Pahlavi manuscripts, cementing his reputation for pioneering scholarship. His writings and editions are still referenced today in Indo-Iranian studies. Volume 1 includes the Bundahis, the Bahman Yast, and the Shayâst Lâ-Shâyast. Volume 2 contains the ninth-century Dâdistân-î Dînîk and Epistles of Mânûskîhar. Volume 3 contains the Dînâ-î Maînôg-î Khirad, the Sikand-gûmânîk Vigâr, and the Sad Dar. The Nasks are the focus of Volume 4. And Volume 5 contains translations of the Dînkard (books 7 and 5) and Selections of Zâd-sparam.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108054287
    • length: 2264 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 221 x 64 mm
    • weight: 2.7kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Part I. Introduction:
    1. The Parsi scriptures
    2. The Pahlavi language and literature
    3. The Bundahis
    4. The selections of Zâd-sparam
    5. The Bahman Yast
    6. Shâyast lâ-Shâyast
    7. Concluding remarks
    Part II. The Translations:
    1. Bundahis
    2. Selections of Zâd-sparam
    3. Bahman Yast
    4. Shâyast lâ-Shâyast
    Transliteration of oriental alphabets. Volume 2: Part I. Introduction:
    1. General remarks
    2. The Dâdistân-î Dînîk
    3. The epistles of Mânûskîhar
    4. The appendix
    Abbreviations used in this volume
    Part II. Translations:
    1. Dâdistân-î Dînîk
    2. Epistles of Mânûskîhar
    Transliteration of oriental alphabets. Volume 3: Part I. Introduction:
    1. The Dînâ-î Maînôg-î Khirad
    2. The Sikand-Gûmânîk Vigâr
    3. The Sad Dar
    4. Abbreviations used in this volume
    Part II. Translations:
    1. Dînâ-î Maînôg-î Khirad
    2. Sikand-Gûmânîk Vigâr
    3. Sad Dar
    Transliteration of oriental alphabets. Volume 4: Introduction
    Abbreviations used in this volume
    1. Dînkard, Book VIII
    2. Dînkard, Book IX
    Details of the Nasks from other sources
    Transliteration of oriental alphabets. Volume 5: Introduction
    Abbreviations used in this volume
    1. Dînkard, Book VII
    2. Dînkard, Book V
    3. Selections of Zâd-sparam
    Transliteration of oriental alphabets.

  • Author

    Edward William West

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