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Iran

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Achaemenid dynasty based its legitimacy on its relationship to the Zoroastrian deity. It saw its functions as the promotion of ‘love of truth’ and agricultural prosperity. They allowed the ... More


After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Joe Cribb and Georgina Herrmann (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This is a study of the history, archaeology, and numismatics of Central Asia, an area of great significance for our understanding of the ancient and early medieval world. This vast, land-locked ... More


A Tower of Silence of the Sasanian Period at Bandiyan: Some observations about Dakhmas in Zoroastrian Religion

MEHDI RAHBAR

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses some observations about dakhmas in Zoroastrianism during the Sasanian period in Bandiyan based on 1994 archaeological excavations. On the basis of the evidence gathered, it can ... More


 Zoroastrian Heresy: Zurvān's Thousand-Year Sacrifice

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines an ultimately heretical but historically influential Zoroastrian creation myth, the thousand-year sacrifice performed by the high god Zurvān. It argues that the high profile of ... More


Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

John R. Hinnells

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261933
eISBN:
9780191682247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

Zoroastrianism is the religion of ancient Iran, dating back over a thousand years before the time of Christ. It is also the religion of Britain's oldest South Asian minority, with a history going ... More


Globalizing Trends

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267591
eISBN:
9780191683329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the issues relevant to globalization trends in Zoroastrianism. It explores the formation of the World Zoroastrian Organization; Internet communications which have removed ... More


Zoroastrians in the United States and Canada

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267591
eISBN:
9780191683329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the history of Zoroastrians in Canada and the US. The Zoroastrian populations in these two countries are more diverse than in other Parsis settlements and the influence of ... More


Introduction

John R. Hinnells

in Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261933
eISBN:
9780191682247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

The Zoroastrian community is the oldest of the Asian communities in the United Kingdom. The first travelers came in the 18th century and the formal Association was established in 1861. This community ... More


Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is a synthetic study of the impact of the Persian Sasanian context on the Babylonian Talmud, perhaps the most important corpus in the Jewish sacred canon. What impact did the Persian ... More


The Christian Symbolics of Power in a Zoroastrian Empire

Richard E. Payne

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286191
eISBN:
9780520961531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286191.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter first traces Husraw II's innovative use of Christian symbols to represent his rule. It then turns to the acts through which the king of kings and his court communicated the supremacy of ... More


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