paris: Payot Editions, 1968. First French Edition. 8vo. 420 pp. Bibliography; Index. Text in French. Translated from German by L. Jospin. Illustrated wrappers in very good condition. Item #19915
Geo Widengren (1907 – 1996) was a Swedish historian of religions, professor of history of religions at Uppsala University, orientalist and Iranist. He wrote a series of works on Iranian religions (in particular Manicheism and Zoroastrism), Islam, Judaism, Gnosticism, etc. His most popular works include Die Religion Irans, first published in German in 1965. Widengren has been considered "one of the most famous historians of religions of the twentieth century"