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100 1  Rose, Jenny,|d1956- 
245 10 Zoroastrianism :|ban introduction /|cby Jenny Rose. 
246 3  Zoroastrianism, an introduction 
260    London :|bI. B. Tauris,|c2011. 
300    xxiv, 303 p. :|bill., maps ;|c22 cm. 
490 1  Introductions to religion. 
500    Formerly CIP.|5Uk 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-290) and 
       index. 
505 0  Machine generated contents note: ch. I Zoroastrians 
       Present and Past -- ch. II The Ancient Persians: Truth-
       Tellers and Paradise-Builders -- ch. III A Zoroastrian 
       Presence from Seleucia to Sistan: The Parthian Period -- 
       ch. IV Eranshahr. The Sasanian Center of the World -- ch. 
       V The Zoroastrians of Central Asia -- ch. VI Gabr-Mahalle:
       Zoroastrians in Islamic Iran -- ch. VII Parsipanu: 
       Zoroastrianism in India -- ch. VIII Zoroastrians Present: 
       Revisited -- ch. IX Zarathushtra Present and Past. 
520 8  "Zoroastrianism is one of the world's great ancient 
       religions. In present-day Iran significant communities of 
       Zoroastrians (who take their name from the founder of the 
       faith, the remarkable religious reformer Zoroaster, or--in
       the old Avestan language--Zarathustra) still practise the 
       rituals and teach the moral precepts that once undergirded
       the officially state-sanctioned faith of the mighty 
       Sasanian empire. Beyond Iran, the Zoroastrian diaspora is 
       significant especially in India, where the Gujurati-
       speaking community of exiles from post-Sasanian Iran call 
       themselves 'Parsis'. But there are also significant 
       Zoroastrian communities to be found elsewhere, such as in 
       the USA, Britain and Canada, where western cultural 
       contexts have shaped the religion in intriguing ways and 
       directions. This new, thorough and wide-ranging 
       introduction will appeal to anyone interested in 
       discovering more about the faith that bequeathed the 
       contrasting words 'Mary' and 'magic', and whose adherents 
       still live according to the code of Good Thoughts, Good 
       Words, Good Deeds. The central Zoroastrian concept that 
       human beings are continually faced with a choice between 
       the path of 'good' and 'evil', represented by the 
       contrasting figures of Ahura Mazda and Ahriman, inspired 
       thinkers as diverse as Voltaire, Mozart and Nietzsche. 
       Jenny Rose shows why Zoroastrianism remains one of the 
       world's most inspiring and perennially fascinating systems
       of ethics and belief"--Publisher description, p. [4] of 
       cover. 
650  0 Zoroastrianism. 
830  0 I.B. Tauris introductions to religion. 
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