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Witches, Whores, and Sorcerers [electronic resource] : The Concept of Evil in Early Iran / by S.K. Mendoza Forrest ; foreword and other contributions by Prods Oktor with contributions by Prods Oktor Skjaervo.

Author/Creator:
Forrest, Satnam Mendoza.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Austin : University of Texas Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (246 p.)
Subjects:
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Zoroastrianism.
Avesta -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
The Avesta and its translation / by Prods Oktor Skjærvø
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The study of an ancient tradition
2. The Iranians and their literature
3. Magic and the magi
4. General concepts of evil in the Avesta
5. "Naturally" occurring evils
6. Sorcerers, witches, whores, and menstruating women
7. The evil eye, corpse-abusing criminals, demon worshippers, and friends
8. Exorcistic and apotropaic rituals
9. Structure of Avestan incantations
10. Uses for Avestan incantations
11. Exorcisms
12. Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
General index
Index of verses.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-220) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Skjaervo, Prods O.
ISBN:
0-292-73540-5
OCLC:
774027576
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