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Public lecture Ⅲ

3. The return of the Avesta It has been argued that the adoption of the Zoroastrian religious world view by the Sasanians was instrumental in maintaining the nobility’s loyalty to the goals of the empire. Most arguments in favour of … Continue reading

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Public lecture Ⅱ

2. The Sasanian Empire and religious authority: The case of Zoroastrianism As one of the major political and economic powers in the region, the Sasanian Empire (224–651 CE) elevated Zoroastrianism to the dominant religious and cultural force within its polity, … Continue reading

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Public lecture Ⅰ

1. Mythical kings, empire and multiculturalism: The case of the Achaemenids The Achaemenids (550–330 BCE) ruled over a vast and multicultural empire, encompassing numerous indigenous and conquered traditions. How did these various groups co-exist in the administration of the empire … Continue reading

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