Sasanian Iran in the Context of Late Antiquity

The Bahari Lecture Series at the University of Oxford


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This volume is a collection of papers on the various aspects of Sasanian world which were delivered at the University of Oxford in 2014. Eminent scholars in such fields as numismatics, history, art history, Pahlavi and Zoroastrian Studies provide important observations on the Sasanian Empire and its influence and contact with the neighboring civilizations, as well as the internal developments throughout the four centuries in which the Sasanians held power on the Iranian Plateau and beyond.

This volume was previously published by the Jordan Center for Persian Studies, University of California – Irvine.

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Persian Palace Architecture, Garden Design and Digital Archaeology
The Role of 3D Modeling in Analyzing the Palace of ʾEmārat-e Ḵosrow at Qaṣr-e Širin, Iran.
Pages: 39–64
The Tripartite Sasanian Vision of the World
From History to Epic in Late Antique Iran
Pages: 65–78
Books without Ritual – Ritual without Books
The Mazdean Approach to the divine Liturgy between Literacy and Orality. A Reversed History of Avestan and Sasanian Scholarship
Pages: 79–106
The King in the Mirror of the Zand
Secrecy in Sasanian Iran
Pages: 149–162
The Bahari Lecture Series at the Oxford University
Sasanian Iran in the Context of Late Anitquity
Pages: 163
Touraj Daryaee, Ph.D. (1999), UCLA, is Professor of Iranian History and the Persianate World at UC Irvine. He has published monographs and many articles on ancient and late antique Iranian world, including Sasanian Iran in the Context of Late Antiquity: The Bahari Lecture Series at the University of Oxford (2018).
All those interested in ancient, pre- and early Islamic Iran, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and northern India.
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