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Author Moazami, Mahnaz

Title Wrestling with the demons of the Pahlavi Widewdad : transcription, translation, and commentary / by Mahnaz Moazami
Published Boston : Brill, 2014


Description 1 online resource (610 pages)
Series Iran studies ; 9
Iran studies ; 9.
Contents Front Matter -- Introduction -- The Pahlavi Widēwdād -- Commentary -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The Pahlavi Widēwdād (Vidēvdād), The Law (Serving to Keep) Demons Away, a fifth-century Middle Persian commentary on the Avestan Vidēvdād, describes rules and regulations that serve to prevent pollution caused by dead matter, menstrual discharges, and other agents. It recognizes the perpetual presence of the demons, the forces of the Evil Spirit -forces that should be fought through law-abiding conduct. In spite of its formidable textual problems, the commentary provides an invaluable quarry for the rules of the Zoroastrian community through its citation of regulations for the conduct of its members. Many topics are covered, from jurisprudence to penalties, procedures for dealing with pollution, purification, and arrangements for funerals. Viewed together, they provide the reader with an exquisite interlace of a community's concerns
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Avesta. Vendidād.
Avesta. Vendidād fast
Subject RELIGION -- Zoroastrianism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004269223