The series consists of a newspaper cutting reporting on the conferment of the Gold Medal upon Dr E.W. West.
1900 – Sir E.W. West
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- Dates of Creation1900
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Edward William West was born in 1824 and was educated at Kings College, London. He was a scholar of Zoroastrianism and translator of Pahlavi texts. He worked in India from 1844 for twenty years, as a civil engineer. In this time he became interested in the study of the Zoroastrian religion and undertook study to be able to understand its languages. He prepared five volumes of Pahlavi texts (the Marvels of Zoroastrianism) for Professor Max Müller's Sacred Books of the East series, published from the years 1880 to 1897. He was made an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Munchen.