history of text of the Avesta

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Wed Mar 27 18:12:11 EST 2002


Could anyone provide me with a bibliography of the process by which the
text of the Avesta was generated, transmitted, fixed, and the transition
to its being written down?  I am interested in possible parallels and
divergences with these process in the case of the Vedas.

I posted this on the largely quiescent Indo-Iranian group and got no
response except for someone who expressed a similar interest.
Thanks,

Allen Thrasher



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