Sacred Books of the East/Volume 5

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PAHLAVI TEXTS



TRANSLATED BY

E.W.West




PART I

THE BUNDAHIS, BAHMAN YAST, AND SHÂYAST LÂ-SHÂYAST




Oxford
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS
1880

[All rights reserved]

CONTENTS.


INTRODUCTION.
PAGE
1.

The Parsi Scriptures

ix
2.

The Pahlavi Language and Literature

xi
3.

The Bundahis

xxii
4.

The Selections of Zâd-sparam

xlvi
5.

The Bahman Yast

l
6.

The Shâyast lâ-shâyast

lix
7.

Concluding Remarks

lxvii


TRANSLATIONS.

Bundahis

1

Selections of Zâd-sparam

153

Bahman Yast

189

Shâyast lâ-shâyast

237

Index

407

Errata

434

Transliteration of Oriental Alphabets adopted for the Translations of the Sacred Books of the East

435