The Khorda Avesta and Yast Codex E1
|editor(s): ||Kotwal, Firoze M / Hintze, Almut|
|pages/dimensions: ||IX, 607 Seiten, 547 Seiten Faks. - 24 × 17 cm|
|publishing date: ||1. Auflage 08.2008|
|prices: ||98,00 Eur[D] / 100,80 Eur[A] / 166,00 CHF|
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Next to the Yast codex F1 (dating from 1591 C.E.), the Khorda Avesta and Yast codex E1 is the most important Yast manuscript. Written in Navsari in 1601 C.E. by the Sanjana priest Ervad Sapuhr Hosang Asa, E1 is the oldest and most valuable manuscript for the trans mission of the Khorda Avesta, which is not contained in F1. The manuscript E1 offers perhaps the best and most complete extant collection of the Khorda Avesta, including Gahs, Niyayeses, Yasts, Nirangs, Bajs, Namazes, the Skt. Wahman Yast, and many other, often little known texts. Moreover, E1 is of particular signicance from a text critical point of view because it has been corrected secunda manu according to a line of trans mission independent from and older than F1. This volume offers an Introduction with a detailed survey of the contents of E1. The main part consists of facsimiles of the entire manuscript, with headings and marginal notes identifying individual texts and paragraphs.