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Eszter Spät: Late Antique Motifs in Yezidi Oral Tradition. Piscataway (New Jersey: Gorgias Press LLC 2010. XVII, 549 S. (Gorgias Dissertations in Religion 52.) ISBN 978-1-60724-998-6. $ 110,—.

Pages 571 - 574



1 Spät mentions, for example, D. Chwolsohn: Die Ssabier und der Ssabismus. St Petersburg 1856; A. Mingana: “Devil-worshippers; their beliefs and their sacred books.” In: JRAS 1916, pp. 505–526; G. Gasparro: “I Miti Cosmogonici degli Yezidi.” In: Numen 21, 3 (1974), pp. 197–227, and some others.

2 See, e. g., the Ethnologist Klaus E. Müller: Kulturhistorische Studien zur Genese pseudo-islamischer Sektengebilde in Vorderasien. Wiesbaden 1967.

3 Ph. Kreyenbroek: Yezidism. Its Background, Observances and Textual Tradition. Lewiston (New York) 1995.

4 Ph. Kreyenbroek /Kh. J. Rashow: God and Sheikh Adi are Perfect. Sacred Poems and Religious Narratives from the Yezidi Tradition. Wiesbaden 2005 (Iranica 9).

5 See Kh. Omarkhali: “The status and role of the Yezidi legends and myths. To the question of comparative analysis of Yezidism, Yārisān (Ahl-e Haqq) and Zoroastrianism: a common substratum?” In: Folia Orientalia 45–46 (2009–2010), pp. 197–219.

6 This text is sometimes ascribed by the Yezidis as a Qasida and not Qewl.


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