By Mary Boyce
This quantity is a part of a three-volume paintings tracing the historical past of Zoroastrianism. within the set, literary, archaeological and numismatic proof is drawn on and native advancements are explored. examine is made from the Zoroastrian contributions to Hellenistic idea and to Judaism, Christianity and Mithraism. An excursus offers a reassessment of the Zoroastrian pseudepigrapha.
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The main migrations must have been of whole peoples, led by their fighting men but bringing with them their chattels in cumbrous ox-drawn carts, and above all their herds, their source of livelihood and wealth; and these, it is held, must have entered Iran through Central Asia, where the flat open country provides grazing for cattle, and has indeed made a natural corridor for nomad invaders down the ages. , and that it was such migrants who left their traces among the Kassites and Mitanni, before being submerged by the following waves of Iranians.
89 70 GENERAL such profound and sharply defined expression in Zoroastrianism itself. 71 A land such as Iran, it has been said, "rears up no monks or ascetics ... but men of action, who are inclined to see life as a perpetual struggle against evil forces. Vigilance and strenuousness were precepts enjoined by the nature of the land itself, long before they were set down in the Avesta". ) on the Medes and Persians in Western Iran, where presumably the numbers of Iranian immigrants were fewer and more of the earlier inhabitants survived.
G. Ghirshman, Iran, 27-72; Frye, Heritage, 56-68. A useful bibliography is provided by E. Porada, Ancient Iran, the art of pre-Islamic times, London 1965. Recently Italian archaeologists have excavated sites in Seistan which have revealed a rich and ancient civilization in south-eastern Iran, which traded with both Mohenjo-Daro to the east, and Elam to the west, but which, like Elam, evidently succumbed to the Iranians. 74 Such as Vd. II (the account ofYima's var), on which see further below, Ch.
A History of Zoroastrianism: Volume 1, The Early Period by Mary Boyce