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Zoroastrianism
(1,961 words)

Ancient Iranian religion, widespread to this day.

[German version]

I. Definitions

The term Zoroastrianism derives from the name Zoroaster (for dates and name forms cf. Zoroaster), who is considered as 'founder', 'prophet' and 'apostle' of this religion. Its members have also been using the term Zoroastrianism to refer to themselves since the Briti…

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Stausberg, Michael, “Zoroastrianism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12218040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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