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East Syrian Bishops, Elite Households, and Iranian Law after the Muslim Conquest
This article is an exploration of the interconnected legal ties between Christians and Zoroastrians in the early Islamic era. Drawing from the writings of the Christian authors Ishobokt, Simeon, andExpand
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The Emergence Of Martyrs’ Shrines In Late Antique Iran: Conflict, Consensus And Communal Institutions
Between the beginning of the fifth century and the end of the seventh, the Christian dead became ever more prominent participants in the society of Iran. The early Sasanian state's cultivation ofExpand
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Community Forestry and the Politics of Agrarian Reform in the Chimalapas, Oaxaca
Abstract This paper explores the difficulties of promoting a viable community-based management system in an isolated rural area that has little infrastructure and unstable property rights. TheExpand
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Sex, Death, and Aristocratic Empire: Iranian Jurisprudence in Late Antiquity
  • Richard E. Payne
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 29 March 2016
Abstract In the Iranian Empire (226–636 CE), jurists drawn from the ranks of the Zoroastrian priestly elite developed a complex of institutions designed to guarantee the reproduction of aristocraticExpand
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Monks, dinars and date palms: hagiographical production and the expansion of monastic institutions in the early Islamic Persian Gulf
Recent archaeological studies have documented an expansion of monastic institutions in the Persian Gulf after the Islamic conquest, between the middle of the seventh and the end of the eighthExpand
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The archaeology of Sasanian politics
This introduction to the special issue offers an overview of the articles and their implications for current research on Sasanian history and archaeology, with an emphasis on direct and indirectExpand
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