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A State of Mixture: Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian Political Culture in Late Antiquity

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A State of Mixture: Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian Political Culture in Late Antiquity

By Richard E. Payne

Christian communities flourished during late antiquity in a Zoroastrian political system, known as the Iranian Empire, which integrated culturally and geographically disparate territories from Arabia to Afghanistan into its institutions and networks. Whereas previous studies have regarded Christians as marginal, insular, and often persecuted participants in this empire, this book demonstrates their integration into elite networks ... Read more