Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
This paper examines the claim that Tibet's Bon religion came from Persia. By looking at traditional and scholarly approaches to the history of Bon, I looked for evidence of Persian influence. I also compared certain aspects Zoroastrianism and other Persian religions to both Tibet's ancient religion as well as the Bon religion of today. From this study, I conclude that there is no substantial evidence to suggest that the Bon religion came from Persia.
McMahan, Jeremy Ronald, "From a Land in the West: An Examination of the Possibility of Persian Influence on the Tibetan Bon Religion" (2010). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 715.
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