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Author: Richard Foltz

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156853010X524325 Society and Animals 18 (2010) 367-378 Zoroastrian Attitudes toward Animals Richard Foltz Concordia University Abstract The ancient religion of Zoroastrianism devotes considerable

In: Society & Animals
Author: Haggai Mazuz

al-Naysābūrī (d. 1075) argued that in pre-Islamic times Arabs imitated many Zoroastrian customs relating to menstruation. 4 Later Qur’ānic commentators such as Maḥmūd b. ‘Umar al-Zamakhsharī (1074–1144), Muḥammad b. ‘Umar al-Rāzī (1149–1210), ‘Abd Allāh b. ‘Umar al-Bayḍāwī (d. 1268), ‘Abd Allāh

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism
Author: Touraj Daryaee

the encouragement for the practice of xwēdōdah . While Zoroastrian and Iranian scholars have attempted to deny such a practice (Sanjana; Shahbazi), there is ample evidence to the contrary, between the 6th and the 10th CE (West; Frye; Mitterauer; Frandsen). In this paper in memory of Zeev Rubin, I

In: Journal of Persianate Studies
Author: Alberto Cantera

rituals that are still celebrated today, as well as some hymns to different divinities, among which only a few are still used in ritual Zoroastrian practice. Besides, there are a few texts that appear only in collections of Pahlavi literature, as is the case of the Hādōxt Nask and, finally, some meta

In: Indo-Iranian Journal
Author: Frantz Grenet

1 Chorasmia and Zoroastrianism The question relative to the importance or even exclusivity of the Zoroastrian religion in Chorasmia has raised keen interest among all scholars concerned with the history of this country, whether philologists or archaeologists. The earliest indisputable

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In: Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia