A Second Constantine?: The Sasanian King Yazdgard in Christian History and Historiography

@article{Mcdonough2008ASC,
  title={A Second Constantine?: The Sasanian King Yazdgard in Christian History and Historiography},
  author={S. Mcdonough},
  journal={Journal of Late Antiquity},
  year={2008},
  volume={1},
  pages={127 - 140}
}
The Sasanian king Yazdgard I (399– 420 ce ) is the subject of a complex, millenium-long historical tradition, spanning a multitude of languages and literary traditions over a millennium. Whereas later Persian and Arabic historians reviled Yazdgard as “the Sinner” and celebrated his death, Christian writers developed a complex relationship with the memory of the Sasanian king. Yazdgard’s legalization of public Christian worship in Iran and sponsorship of the first synod of the Church of the… Expand
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