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Author Forrest, Satnam Mendoza.

Title Witches, whores, and sorcerers [electronic resource] : the concept of evil in early Iran / by Satnam Mendoza Forrest ; with contributions by Prods Oktor SkjŠrv°.

Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 231 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Avesta and its translation / by Prods Oktor SkjŠrv° -- 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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Avesta -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Zoroastrianism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author SkjŠrv°, Prods O.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780292726871 (cloth alk. paper)
9780292735408 (e-book)

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