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Introduction

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/9780520286191.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to recover the social and political circumstances of worldly Christians and the perspectives of the Zoroastrian elites whose ... More


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

Richard E. Payne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286191
eISBN:
9780520961531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286191.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

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 ... More


Gorgân and Dehistan: The North-East Frontier of the Iranian Empire

OLIVIER LECOMTE

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/9780197263846.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter describes the Gorgân and Dehistan areas of the Vehrkana or Hyrcania, the north-east frontier of the Iranian empire. The plain of Gorgân constitutes its southern part while the plain of ... More


Conclusion

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/9780520286191.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This concluding chapter traces the development of the relationship between the Church of the East and the Iranian Empire, which took shape over the course of two centuries. It details how Christians ... More


Iranian Cosmopolitanism: World Religions at the Sasanian Court

Richard E. Payne

in Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites, and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190465667
eISBN:
9780190465681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465667.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how the Iranian empire developed cosmopolitan techniques through which to overcome the religious contradictions of its elite. The imperial elite of Iranians cohered through ... More


The Separation of Powers in Muslim Countries: Historical and Comparative Perspectives Historical and Comparative Perspectives Including the Basic Law of the Ottoman Empire of 1876 with Selected Revisions and the Fundamental Law of the Iranian Empire of 1906 with the Supplement of 1907

Tilmann J. Röder

in Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199759880
eISBN:
9780190259921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759880.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the separation of powers in the late Ottoman Empire—the largest and most powerful Islamic state in early modern history—and its neighbor, the Iranian Empire. Both empires' ... More


Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites, and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Myles Lavan, Richard E. Payne, and John Weisweiler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190465667
eISBN:
9780190465681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465667.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The empires of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean invented cosmopolitan politics. In the first millennia BCE and CE, a succession of territorially extensive states incorporated populations of ... More


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