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The Khorda Avesta and Yašt Codex E1. Facsimile edition

Kotwal, Firoze M. and Hintze, Almut (2008) The Khorda Avesta and Yašt Codex E1. Facsimile edition. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (Iranica; Bd.16)

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Abstract

Next to the Yašt codex F1 (dating from 1591 C.E.), the Khorda Avesta and Yašt codex E1 is the most important Yašt manuscript. Written in Navsari in 1601 C.E. by the Sanjana priest Ervad Šāpuhr Hōšang Āsā, E1 is the oldest and most valuable manuscript for the trans­mission of the Khorda Ave­sta, which is not contained in F1. The ms. E1 offers perhaps the best and most complete extant collection of the Khorda Avesta, including Gāhs, Niyāyešes, Yašts, Nīrangs, Bājs, Namāzes, the Skt. Wahman Yašt, and many other, often little known texts. Moreover, E1 is of particular significance from a text­critical point of view because it has been corrected secunda manu accor­ding to a line of trans­mission indepen­dent from and older than F1. This volume offers an Introduction with a detailed survey of the contents of E1. The main part consists of facsimiles of the entire manuscript, with headings and marginal notes identifying individual texts and paragraphs. The book should interest scholars in Iranian, Vedic, Indo-European and Religious Studies.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
ISBN: 9783447056922
Copyright Statement: Copyright Otto Harrassowitz GMbH & Co KG, Wiesbaden 2008. This work, including all of its parts, is protected by copyright. Any use beyond the limits of copyright law without the permission of the publisher is forbidden and subject to penalty. This applies particularly to reprodutions, translations, microfilms and storage and proecessing in electronic systems.
Depositing User: Almut Hintze
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2008 14:03
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/5384

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