Ardā Wirāz Nāmag: The Iranian 'Divina Commedia' (Routledge Library Editions: Language & Literature of the Mid) (Paperback)

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Ardā Wirāz Nāmag or the Book of the Righteous Wirāz is an outstanding example of Iranian apocalyptic literature. It is in the Middle Persian (Pahlavi) language and was written probably during the later period of the Sasanian dynasty (AD 226-650). The Zoroastrian priests chose a man called Wirāz, the most righteous among them, to go to the spiritual realm to discover the truth of the religion. This book, first published in 1986, contains the observations of Wirāz' divine journey and his description of heaven and hell. The basic MS. is K20 (Royal Library of Copenhagen) which is carefully compared with other MSS. The MS. is printed in facsimile, followed by transliteration and transcription following the MS. closely line by line. A full translation is given, and a commentary is included together with a glossary, bibliography and index.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781138204706
ISBN-10: 1138204706
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Language & Literature of the Mid