The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination
Sarah Stewart (ed) with Firoza Punthakey Mistree, Ursula Sims-Williams, Almut Hintze & Pheroza J Godrej.
SOAS, University of London, in collaboration with the British Library.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, 11 October – 14 December 2013.
I B Tauris, London & New York, 2013.
Hardback; 245 x 295 mm; burgundy boards with gold titles on spine; xx & 259 pages. Original unclipped dust jacket. Profusely illustrated and printed on glossy paper. Attached green, cloth bookmark. The book is in very good condition. The binding is sound.
One of the world’s oldest religions, Zoroastrianism originated amongst Iranian tribes in Central Asia during the second millennium BCE and spread to Iran where it became the principal faith until the advent of Islam. Central to the religion is the belief in a sole creator god, Ahura Mazda, his agent Zarathustra (Zoroaster) and the dichotomy between good and evil.
The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination was the first exhibition of its kind to provide a visual narrative of the history of Zoroastrianism, its rich cultural heritage, and the influence it has had on the major world religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The items exhibited are beautifully presented in this book accompanied by an informative text.