Chapter 10 Suggested Readings, Weblinks, and Other Media


Boyce, Mary. Textual Sources for the Study of Zoroastrianism. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press, 1984.

Boyce, Mary. The Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. 2d ed. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Rose, Jenny. Zoroastrianism: An Introduction. London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2011.

Skjaervø, Prods Oktor. The Spirit of Zoroastrianism. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

Stausberg, Michael. Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism: A Short Introduction. Translated by Margret Preisler-Weller. Postscript by Anders Hultgård. London, England: Equinox, 2008.


Zoroastrianism——Created and maintained by Harvard University professor emeritus Prods Oktor Skjaervø, a leading authority on Zoroastrianism. Includes a large selection of annotated sacred texts.

Religion Facts: Zoroastrianism——A good resource for, as the site states, “just the facts.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Heilbrunn Timeline of History. The site offers three essays with links to illustrations that are pertinent for studying the historical context of Zoroastrianism:

o The Achaemenid Persian Empire: 

o The Parthian Empire: 

o The Sasanian Empire: 

The World Zoroastrian Organisation——Created and maintained by Zoroastrians, a dependable resource that provides an “insider’s” perspective on the religion.

Other Media

Zoroastrianism: A Symposium. University of California, San Diego, 2014. (2 hours, 35 minutes).

Zoroastrianism: The Parsees of Bombay. (51 minutes)

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