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Prof Alan Williams - publications

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  • Williams, A. V. (2015). ‘Purity and Pollution / The Body’. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism. (1 ed., pp. 345-361). Malden MA, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. . Publication link: a06a7f34-7371-45ba-b489-33c9ac62fcdf


  • Williams, A., & Lewisohn, L. (Ed.) (2014). Open Heart Surgery: The Operation of Love in Rumi's Mathnawi. In The Philosophy of Ecstasy: Rumi and the Sufi Tradition. (pp. 199-227). Bloomington, Indiana, USA: World Wisdom, Inc.. . Publication link: eeae1833-7770-4f59-9947-784ca65a8bbd
  • Williams, A., & Lewisohn, L. (Ed.) (2014). Rumi’s Spiritual Ornithology. In Mawlana Rumi Review V. (Vol. V, pp. 171-179). London: Archetype. . Publication link: fee55533-2838-424e-badc-f01d2367b4d0


  • Williams, A., & Lewisohn, L. (Ed.) (2013). The Story of Moses and the Shepherd. In Mawlana Review IV. (Vol. IV, pp. 162-166). London: Archetype. . Publication link: fe092daa-3cbd-4089-a4f0-e0f65c765108
  • Williams, A., & Stewart, S. (Ed.) (2013). Looking Back to the Present: The Persian Qesseh-ye Sanjan as Living Memory. In The Eerlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination. (pp. 50-57). London: SOAS / I.B.Tauris. . Publication link: 5490a08b-393e-462a-aaa7-68627feda5ee
  • Williams, A., & Lewisohn, L. (Ed.) (2013). Narrative Structure and Polyphonic Discourse in the Masnavi. In Mawlana Rumi Review IV. (Vol. IV, pp. 50-83). London: Archetype. . Publication link: 50610fd0-a652-4af5-afe9-f2b304eea15e


  • Williams, A. (2012). The re-placement of Zoroastrian Iran: A New Reading of the Persian Qesse-ye Sanjan of Bahman Key Qobad Sanjana [1599]. Unknown Journal, 22, 79-93. . Publication link: db2fdbe2-c6f2-475d-b881-617dcde26148
  • Williams, A., Herzig, E. (Ed.), & Stewart, S. (Ed.) (2012). Authority and Identity in the Pahlavi Books. In Early Islamic Iran: The Idea of Iran, Volume 5. (1 ed., Vol. 5, pp. 139-152). London & New York: Macmillan. . Publication link: c16c8868-3776-43e4-9fe9-830039b03366


  • Williams, A. (2009). The Zoroastrian Myth of Migration from Iran and Settlement in the Indian Diaspora: Text, Translation and Analysis of the 16th Century Qeṣṣe-ye Sanjān 'The Story of Sanjan'. (1st ed.) (Numen Book Series, Studies in the History of Religions, Texts and Sources in the History of Religions). Leiden and Boston: Brill.. Publication link: 5697e9ca-f5a2-4e6c-8fe0-ccef335034f7




  • Williams, A., Cereti, C. G. (Ed.), & Maggi, M. (Ed.) (2005). Lexicography And Zoroastrian Meanings In The Pahlavi Books. In Orientalia Romana 8. Middle Iranian Lexicography: The Vocabulary of Middle Iranian Languages (Proceedings of the Conference held in Rome, 9-11 April 2001). Instituto Italiano per l'Africa et l'Oriente. . Publication link: d204c0e8-693f-43db-898d-5cf74222a49a


  • Williams, A., Antes, P. (Ed.), Geertz, A. W. (Ed.), & Warne, R. R. (Ed.) (2004). New Approaches to the Problem of Translation in the Study of Religion. In New Approaches to the Study of Religion, Religion and Reason Series No. 43, Vol 2. Walter De Gruyter. . Publication link: 5c82e9f8-9477-403a-a488-eda190e0786e


  • Williams, A., & Institute, B-Z. (Ed.) (2003). The Zoroastrian Qesse-ye Sanjan and Judah Halevi's 'aliya to Eretz Israel: Reflections on Two Contrasting Journeys in Faith. In Irano Judaica V. Ben-Zvi Institute. . Publication link: dbb3413f-719f-45a2-a1db-ade1162587c4


  • Williams, A., & Sørensen, J. P. (Ed.) (1999). Speaking of Purity:: When a Zoroastrian Priest first met a Hindu Rajah. In Comparative Studies in the History of Religions, Xth Anniversary Volume,. (pp. 139-151). Copenhagen: Danish Association for the Study of Religion. . Publication link: 5bc87df8-f45d-4250-ae8f-9eea1d6f7608



  • Williams, A. (1996). Zoroastrians & Christians in Sasanian Iran. Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. . Publication link: 5f8fff74-1195-437e-800a-1302a2b12e34


  • Williams, A. (1994). Zoroastrian and Jewish Purity Laws: Reflections on the Viability of a Sociological Interpretation. In Irano-Judaica III. Jerusalem, Israel. . Publication link: 4c358225-e628-4964-92cf-23ccd67cc3b7


  • Williams, A. (1990). The Pahlavi Rivayat Accompanying the Dadestan i Denig, 2 volumes. Copenhagen: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.. Publication link: 5e91a6c6-605b-45a3-97cc-075dda472b8a



  • Williams, A. (1985). A Strange Account of the World's Origin. In Hommages et Opera Minora, XI, Papers in Honour of Professor Mary Boce, Acta Iranica. Leiden: Brill. . Publication link: 425d44a3-204d-455a-8247-7096d4506c35