Civilization Of The Eastern Iranians In Ancient Times Volume 2

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byWilhelm Geiger

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. On The Home And Age Of The Avesta. General Remarks. In writing my "Civilization of the Eastern Iranians in Ancient Times," I did not devote a separate section to the question respecting the home and age of the Avesta. I believed that the list of geographical names occurring in the Avesta would suffice to show its Eastern Iranian origin, and that a description of the state of civilization it depicts would be enough to prove its great antiquity. I have since been charged by my reviewers--with the exception of the criticism of M. Tomaschek, (Ausland, 1883, No. 42)--with over-estimating the age of the Avesta, and disregarding the important arguments in favour of its Median origin. I am, therefore, compelled to go more fully into the subject, in order to justify the view I have adopted. I shall begin with the two following statements:--(1) The country in which the civiliza tion of the Avesta people took its rise, was really Eastern Iran. (2) It is a civilization of great antiquity, and dates back at least to a time antecedent to the Median and Persian kings. I shall now make it my task separately to verify these two statements, and meet the arguments adduced on the opposite side.1 I shall also endeavour not to overlook any This treatise, entitled Vaterland und Zeitalter des Awesta und se1ner Kultur, was suggested to Dr. Geiger by Prof. Kuhn, and was first published in the Sitzungsberichte der Vgl. Bayer. Akademie der Wissenscha/ten, yd May 1884. 1 I shall make use of the following abbreviations in quoting from writers to whom I shall have to refer often:--of those arguments, claiming at the same time similar attention to all the reasons I may bring forward on my own side. A few preliminary remarks before I begin--1. The...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. On The Home And Age Of The Avesta. General Remarks. In writing my "Civilization of the Eastern Ir...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217814301

ISBN - 13:9780217814300

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