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In Search of Zarathustra: Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet (Vintage Departures) Paperback – 1 Mar 2004

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (1 Mar. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400031427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400031429
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 575,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" Fascinating. . . . One vacillates between wonder at the story told and admiration at the genial intellectual virtuosity of the storyteller. . . . A delight." -- "Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"" Vital. . . . Remarkable. . . . Artfully reveals the Zarathustian hinges of Iranian culture. . . . [It] is written with the prescient elegance of a curious traveler and in the hope that ideas that once changed the world may do so again." -- "Boston Review
"" Intriguing. . . . Engaging. . . . [A] brisk, smart, remarkably detailed journey." -- "The Memphis Commercial Appeal
"" A fascinating and neglected subject. . . . [Kriwaczek takes] his readers back to ancient times with imagination and style, moving deftly between the present, the recent past, and the mists of time." -- "The Independent
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"Fascinating. . . . One vacillates between wonder at the story told and admiration at the genial intellectual virtuosity of the storyteller. . . . A delight." --"Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
""Vital. . . . Remarkable. . . . Artfully reveals the Zarathustian hinges of Iranian culture. . . . [It] is written with the prescient elegance of a curious traveler and in the hope that ideas that once changed the world may do so again." --"Boston Review
""Intriguing. . . . Engaging. . . . [A] brisk, smart, remarkably detailed journey." --"The Memphis Commercial Appeal
""A fascinating and neglected subject. . . . [Kriwaczek takes] his readers back to ancient times with imagination and style, moving deftly between the present, the recent past, and the mists of time." --"The Independent
"

Fascinating. . . . One vacillates between wonder at the story told and admiration at the genial intellectual virtuosity of the storyteller. . . . A delight. Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Vital. . . . Remarkable. . . . Artfully reveals the Zarathustian hinges of Iranian culture. . . . [It] is written with the prescient elegance of a curious traveler and in the hope that ideas that once changed the world may do so again. Boston Review
Intriguing. . . . Engaging. . . . [A] brisk, smart, remarkably detailed journey. The Memphis Commercial Appeal
A fascinating and neglected subject. . . . [Kriwaczek takes] his readers back to ancient times with imagination and style, moving deftly between the present, the recent past, and the mists of time. The Independent
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Long before the first Hebrew temple, before the birth of Christ or the mission of Muhammad, there lived in Persia a prophet to whom we owe the ideas of a single god, the cosmic struggle between good and evil, and the Apocalypse. His name was Zarathustra, and his teachings eventually held sway from the Indus to the Nile and spread as far as Britain.
Following Zarathustra's elusive trail back through time and across the Islamic, Christian, and Jewish worlds, Paul Kriwaczek uncovers his legacy at a wedding ceremony in present-day Central Asia, in the Cathar heresy of medieval France, and among the mystery cults of the Roman empire. He explores pre-Muslim Iran and Central Asia, ultimately bringing us face to face with the prophet himself, a teacher whose radical humility shocked and challenged his age, and whose teachings have had an enduring effect on Western thought. The result is a tour de force of travel and historical inquiry by an adventurer in the classic tradition.

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