By Suzanne G Valenstein
This good-looking publication is without delay a normal survey of chinese language ceramics from the early Neolithic interval to the current day and a vital reference quantity for artwork historians and connoisseurs. initially released by way of The Metropolitan Museum of artwork in 1975 as an creation to its sizeable choice of chinese language ceramics, the publication used to be hugely praised by way of specialists within the box.
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Moreover, belief in the Heptad not only appears to be an integral part of Zarathushtra’s theology but is archaic in character; and no satisfactory explanation has ever been offered as to why such a doctrine should have been evolved in later times and have become part of the very essence of his religion. ) That this doctrine was based on apprehensions reached by the prophet through meditating on the yasna is borne out by the fact that other spenta divinities named in the Gāthās have links with the cult (Boyce 1975:195).
Of the Gāthās, pp. 344–90, based on that of C. Bartholomae). S. (1938) Die Religionen des alten Iran, German trans. Hinrichs, repr. 1966 (much learned matter, but a generally rejected interpretation of Zarathushtra’s teachings: see Henning 1951 above). D. C. (1926) The Zoroastrian Doctrine of a Future Life from Death to the Individual Judgment, New York: Columbia University Press, 2nd edn 1929. Schlerath, B. ) (1970) Zarathushtra, Wege der Forschung 169, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (a valuable collection of articles, in or trans.
1928) Zoroastrian Studies, the Iranian Religion and Various Monographs, New York: Macmillan, repr. 1965 (outdated but still in many respects sound). W. (1983) An introduction to ancient Iranian religion, Readings from the Avesta and Achaemenid Inscriptions, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. Meillet, A. Geuthner (outdated but in parts still valuable). Molé, M. (1963) Culte, mythe et cosmologie dans l’Iran ancien, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France (a massive, controversial study of Zoroastrianism treated phenomenologically, with many citations of texts).