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Author Moazami, Mahnaz, author.

Title Laws of ritual purity : Zand ī Fragard ī Jud-Dēw-Dād : a commentary on the chapters of the Widēwdād / by Mahnaz Moazami
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 442 pages)
Series Iran studies, 1569-7401 ; volume 19
Iran studies ; v. 19.
Summary "Laws of Ritual Purity: Zand īFragard īJud-Dēw-Dād (A Commentary on the Chapters of the Widēwdād) describes the various ways in which Zoroastrian authorities in the fifth-sixth centuries CE reinterpreted the purity laws of their community. Its redactor(s), conversant with the notions and practices of purity and impurity as developed by their predecessors, attempt(s) to determine the parameters of the various categories of pollution, the minimum measures of polluted substances, and the effect of the interaction of pollution with other substances that are important to humans. It is therefore in essence a technical legal corpus designed to provide a comprehensive picture of a central aspect of Zoroastrian ritual life: the extent of one's liability contracting pollution and how atonement/purification can be achieved"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 23, 2021)
SUBJECT Avesta. Vendidād.
Avesta. Vendidād fast
Subject Purity, Ritual -- Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrianism -- Doctrines.
Purity, Ritual -- Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism -- Doctrines
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020042376
ISBN 9789004433953