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Le Cinquieme Livre Du Denkard J. Amouzgar

Le Cinquieme Livre Du Denkard

J. Amouzgar

Published December 31st 2000
ISBN : 9782910640095
Hardcover
171 pages
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The Denkard is a theological compendium, written in the 9th century A.D. by some compilers using ancient data from the Sassanian period (3th-7th century A.D.). This work is divided into nine books, but the two first are lost. The third one wasMoreThe Denkard is a theological compendium, written in the 9th century A.D. by some compilers using ancient data from the Sassanian period (3th-7th century A.D.). This work is divided into nine books, but the two first are lost. The third one was translated in French by J. de Menasce (Paris, 1973), and the sixth in English by S. Shaked (Boulder CO, 1979). The fifth book published here for the first time is a critical edition by the late A. Tafazzoli, who tragically passed away in 1997, and by professor J. Amouzgar who had to finish the work alone. Less philosophical than the book III, this book V is nevertheless a mine of informations on Mazdean cosmogony, legends on Zoroaster, eschatology, ritual and purity laws, etc. in the literary form of Questions and Answers. Jaleh Amouzgar sest formee a Teheran et a Paris (doctorat-es-lettres sous la direction de J. de Menasce, 1968). Chercheur a la Bonyad-e Farhang-e Iran (1968-1969), puis professeur a lUniversite de Teheran depuis 1970. Ahmad Tafazzoli (1937-1997), forme a Teheran, Londres et Paris, sest rapidement impose par ses travaux comme le meilleur specialiste de lIran ancien dans son pays. Il est Professeur a lUniversite de Teheran a partir de 1970 et Vice-president de lAcademie Iranienne de langue et litterature persane.