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Prof Alan Williams - publications

List of publications

Authored book

  • Alan Williams. 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'. Numen Book Series, Studies in the History of Religions, Texts and Sources in the History of Religions. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009. eScholarID:48374
  • Williams, A. Jalaloddin Rumi: Spiritual Verses. Penguin, 2006. eScholarID:4b1125
  • 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 V. Williams. "‘Purity and Pollution / The Body’." In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism, 345-361. Malden MA, Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2015. eScholarID:291409
  • Alan Williams. "Open Heart Surgery." In The Philosophy of Ecstasy, ed. Leonard Lewisohn, 199-227. Bloomington, Indiana, USA: World Wisdom, Inc., 2014. eScholarID:252552
  • Alan Williams. "Rumi’s Spiritual Ornithology." In Mawlana Rumi Review V, ed. Leonard Lewisohn, 171-179. London: Archetype, 2014. eScholarID:252622
  • Alan Williams. "Looking Back to the Present." In The Eerlasting Flame, ed. Sarah Stewart, 50-57. London: SOAS / I.B.Tauris, 2013. eScholarID:252634
  • Alan Williams. "Narrative Structure and Polyphonic Discourse in the Masnavi." In Mawlana Rumi Review IV, ed. Leonard Lewisohn, 50-83. London: Archetype, 2013. eScholarID:252624
  • Alan Williams. "The Story of Moses and the Shepherd." In Mawlana Review IV, ed. Leonard Lewisohn, 162-166. London: Archetype, 2013. eScholarID:252627
  • 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
  • Alan Williams. "Speaking of Purity." In Comparative Studies in the History of Religions, Xth Anniversary Volume, ed. Jørgen Podemann Sørensen, 139-151. Copenhagen: Danish Association for the Study of Religion, 1999. eScholarID:252599
  • 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

  • Alan Williams. "The re-placement of Zoroastrian Iran: A New Reading of the Persian Qesse-ye Sanjan of Bahman Key Qobad Sanjana [1599]." 22(2012) : 79-93. eScholarID:252597
  • 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