Zoroaster's Own Contribution

  title={Zoroaster's Own Contribution},
  author={Ilya Gershevitch},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={12 - 38}
  • I. Gershevitch
  • Published 1 January 1964
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
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