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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 of travel and historical inquiry by an adventurer in the classic tradition.
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Publication Date: 2007
Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to TamerlaneS. Frederick StarrPrinceton University Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$15.99 Retail:
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