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Prof Alan Williams - publications

List of publications

Authored book

  • Williams, A. Jalaloddin Rumi: Spiritual Verses. Penguin, 2006. eScholarID:4b1125
  • Williams, A. Speaking of Purity: When a Zoroastrian priest first met a Hindu rajah. Copenhagen: 1999. eScholarID:4b588
  • Williams, A. The Pahlavi Rivayat Accompanying the Dadestan i Denig, 2 volumes. Copenhagen: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 1990. eScholarID:4b587

Edited book

  • Williams, A., John R. Hinnells. Parsis in India and the Diaspora. London and new York: Routledge, 2008. eScholarID:4b1433

Book contribution

  • Alan Williams. "Authority and Identity in the Pahlavi Books." In Early Islamic Iran: The Idea of Iran, Volume 5, ed. Edmund Herzig and Sarah Stewart, 139-152. London & New York: Macmillan, 2012. eScholarID:147271
  • Williams, A. "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), ed. C. G. Cereti, M. Maggi, 387-398.Instituto Italiano per l'Africa et l'Oriente, 2005. eScholarID:3b2100
  • Williams, A. "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, ed. Peter Antes, Armin W. Geertz, Randi R Warne, 13-44.Walter de Gruyter, 2004. eScholarID:3b2101
  • Williams, A. "The Zoroastrian Qesse-ye Sanjan and Judah Halevi's 'aliya to Eretz Israel: Reflections on Two Contrasting Journeys in Faith." In Irano Judaica V, ed. Ben-Zvi Institute, 27-51.Ben-Zvi Institute, 2003. eScholarID:3b2099
  • Williams, A. "Later Zoroastrianism." In Companion Encyclopaedia of Asian Philosophy, London: 1997. eScholarID:3b1067
  • Williams, A. "Zoroastrianism and the Body." In Religion and the Body, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. eScholarID:3b1068
  • Williams, A. "Zoroastrian and Jewish Purity Laws: Reflections on the Viability of a Sociological Interpretation." In Irano-Judaica III, Jerusalem, Israel: 1994. eScholarID:3b1066
  • Williams, A. "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, 1985. eScholarID:3b1065

Journal article

  • Williams, A. "Zoroastrians & Christians in Sasanian Iran." Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester(1996) . eScholarID:1b1985
  • Williams, A. "The Body and the Boundaries of Zoroastrian Spirituality." Religion(1989) . eScholarID:1b1984