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The Bundahišn – The Zoroastrian Book of Creation - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Bundahišn: The Zoroastrian Book of Creation


The Bundahišn, meaning primal or foundational creation, is the central Zoroastrian account of creation, cosmology, and eschatology and one of the most important of the surviving testaments to Zoroastrian literature and pre-Islamic Iranian culture. Touching on geography, cosmogony, anthropology, zoology, astronomy, medicine, legend, and myth, the Bundahišn can be considered a concise compendium of Zoroastrian knowledge. The Bundahišn is well known in the field as an essential primary source for the study of ancient Iranian history, religions, literature, and languages. It is one of the most imp ... More

Keywords: Zoroastrianism, Iran, Sasanian(s), creation, myth, Persian, Pahlavi, eschatology, apocalypse, astrology, translation

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190879044
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190879044.001.0001
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