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Book of a Thousand Judgements [Farraxvmart i Vahraman]. A Sasanian Law Book

Translated from the Russian by Nina Garsoian

Availability: Out of Print
Published: 1997
Page #: 440
Size: 7 x 10
ISBN: 1-56859-061-X
bibliography, glossary, index, notes

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Prior to being converted to Islam in the second half of the seventh century, Zoroastrian Iran (Persia) had developed a sophisticated legal system under Sasanian rule (226-651 C.E.). It possessed, however, no formal legal code, but, rather, collections of decisions and precedents that could serve as a guide to judges and others. The Book of A Thousand Judgments, or A Sasanian Law-Book as it is often called, is a unique collection of this kind and practically the single source for our knowledge of the laws that prevailed in Iran in the Sasanian period.
The first scholarly edition of the Sasanian Law Book was published by Dr. Anahit Perikhanian together with a Russian translation and glossary (Erevan, 1973). The author has now updated the original publication, making a number of corrections and introducing structural changes. This new edition, with expanded commentary and revised glossary, expertly translated by Professor Nina Garsoian of Columbia University, will render this important document accessible to the English reading public. Not only indispensable for a knowledge of Sasanian society and Zoroastrian institutions, this volume is also essential for comparative studies of Judaic and Islamic law.

Anahit Perikhanian

Dr. Anahit Perikhanian, one of the foremost scholars in the field of Iranian philology as well as the social institutions of Iran and Armenia in the Parthian and Sasanian periods, is Senior Research Fellow at the St. Petersburg branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her most recent book is Materials for an Etymological Dictionary of Classical Armenian:I - Loan words from Middle Iranian Languages (in Russian; Erevan, 1994).

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