The Frawardīn Yašt

Introduction, Translation, Text, Commentary, Glossary

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The Frawaši or Frawardīn Yašt (Yt. 13), so called after the respective Avestan and Middle Persian (Pahlavi) names of the group of deities to whom it is dedicated, forms part of the Avestan literature known as Yašts or Hymns. The Frawardīn Yašt is among the longest Avestan hymns, totaling 158 stanzas, as well as being numbered among the most ancient of the Yašts. Frawardīn Yašt provides important clues for understanding not only the Zoroastrian religious tradition, but also the old Indo-Iranian religious and mythological world.

This volume was previously published by the Jordan Center for Persian Studies, University of California – Irvine.

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William W. Malandra, Ph.D. (1971), University of Pennsylvania is a Professor Emeritus of Classical and Near Eastern Studies as well as Indo-Iranian Philology at the University of Minnesota. He has published monographs and many articles mainly on Ancient Iranian religion, philology and Zoroastrianism, including An Introduction to Ancient Iranian Religion: Readings from the Avesta and the Achaemenid Inscriptions (1983).
All those interested in ancient, pre- and early Islamic Iran, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and northern India.
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