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Zoroastrians : Their Religious Beliefs and Practices - Mary Boyce


Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Paperback Published: 14th December 2000
ISBN: 9780415239035
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

ISBN: 9780415239035
ISBN-10: 0415239036
Series: Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 14th December 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition