From Zoroastrian Iran to Islam: Studies in Religious History and Intercultural Contacts

1st Edition

Shaul Shaked

Published September 14, 1995
Reference - 336 Pages
ISBN 9780860785392 - CAT# Y284456
Series: Variorum Collected Studies


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The book deals with some major aspects of Zoroastrianism in Iran during the Sasanian period, including the important distinctions between the spritual and the material modes of existence, the idea that Ahreman, the Evil Spirit, does not belong in the material world, and the widely current myth of Zurvan. The volume also deals with the impact of some Zoroastrian themes on Islam, such as the twin relationship between state and religion, throwing light on both the Iranian themes and their borrowing into Islamic literature.

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