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Boyce, Mary

Overview
Works: 79 works in 334 publications in 10 languages and 4,146 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Hymns  Catalogs  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sacred books  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Translator
Classifications: BL1525,
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Most widely held works about Mary Boyce
 
Most widely held works by Mary Boyce
Zoroastrians : their religious beliefs and practices by Mary Boyce( Book )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textual sources for the study of Zoroastrianism by Mary Boyce( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Persian stronghold of Zoroastrianism by Mary Boyce( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoroastrianism : its antiquity and constant vigour by Mary Boyce( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Persian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some modern scholars of Zoroastrianism, a faith still practiced in Iran and India today, are convinced that the doctrines of post-exilic Judaism and Christianity concerning monotheism, righteousness, and the final judgment and resurrection have roots in this ancient religion. Beginning with Martin Haug, a 19th centurey German philologist, the prevailing theory has been that Zoroastrianism was rooted in a strict monotheism, an idea that evolved from his study of the Avesta (the Zoroastric sacred book) and the Gathas (the 17 hymns) as he erroneously claimed that the Hostile Spirit, representing evil, and the Holy Immortals, created by God to aid in his battles against evil on earth, were later added by followers to Zoroaster's teaching of monotheism. Haug's theory, unquestioningly accepted by later scholars, only adds to the confusion surrounding the actual tenets of the faith. Due to centuries of oppression of the Zoroastrians, known as the Zardushtis in Iran and the Parsis in India, the priests have only recently begun to cooperate with scholars, to produce their prayers and rituals in written form, and to publish other manuscripts that enable researchers to comprehend Zoroastrian dogma. Additionally, through the linguistic study of ancient Persian dialects, in which are written the Avesta, the Gathas, and the Pahlavi literature, the translations of Vedic and Pahlavi (Middle Persian) are revealing the true teachings of Zoroaster which are based on: (1) God as the supreme being; (2) the ardent pursuit of righteousness; and (3) a final judgment and resurrection. The document concludes with a 20-item bibliography. (Djc)
The Manichaean hymn-cycles in Parthian by Mary Boyce( Book )

16 editions published in 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian, and Parthian : texts with notes by Mary Boyce( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Pahlavi and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.B. Henning memorial volume by W. B Henning( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A word-list of Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian by Mary Boyce( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of the Iranian manuscripts in Manichean script in the German Turfan Collection by Mary Boyce( Book )

14 editions published in 1960 in English and German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in honour of Professor Mary Boyce( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in 4 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letter of Tansar( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion by Mary Boyce( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in German and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Zoroastrianism by Mary Boyce( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoroastrianism under Macedonian and Roman rule by Mary Boyce( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the Achaemenians by Mary Boyce( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letter of Tansar by Tansar( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.B. Henning selected papers by W. B Henning( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diyanat-i zartushti by Kaj Barr( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in Persian and Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manichaeism in the later Roman Empire and medieval China : a historical survey by Samuel N. C Lieu( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A last stronghold of traditional Zoroastrianism by Mary Boyce( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Zoroastrians : their religious beliefs and practices
Alternative Names
Boĭs, Mėri

Bojs, Mėri

Boyce, M.

Bujs, Meri.

Buwīs, Marī 1920-2006

Mary Boyce britische Iranistin, Hochschullehrerin und Religionswissenschaftlerin

Mary Boyce Brits taalkundige (1920-2006)

Бойс, Мэри

Бойс, Мэри 1920-2006

بويس، مرى

مری بویس زبان‌شناس و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

보이스, 마리 1920-

보이스, 매리 1920-

ボイス, メアリー

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Textual sources for the study of ZoroastrianismZoroastrianism : its antiquity and constant vigourA history of ZoroastrianismZoroastrianism under Macedonian and Roman rule