Religious Continuity and Change in Parthian Mesopotamia: A Note on the Survival of Babylonian Traditions

  title={Religious Continuity and Change in Parthian Mesopotamia: A Note on the Survival of Babylonian Traditions},
  author={Lucinda Dirven},
  journal={Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History},
  pages={201 - 229}
  • L. Dirven
  • Published 28 November 2014
  • History
  • Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History
Abstract During the period of Arsacid domination, Mesopotamia was characterized by an extraordinarily varied religious landscape. Religion in Arsacid Mesopotamia has not received much attention so far and an all-encompassing study dealing with religious continuity and change in the region is still lacking. For most Assyriologists, religion in the Parthian period is quite different from the preceding periods. Graeco-Roman historians have not shown a great interest in the period either. In short… 
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