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The Sasanian Empire: Religions at the Crossroads in Ancient Iran



Department of Historical Studies (History, Religion)
University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM)
Enrico G. Raffaelli

This course studies the religious life of the Sasanian empire that ruled over Iran between 224 and 651 CE. It analyzes how different religions coexisted and interacted in the territory of the empire, including Zoroastrianism (the official religion of the empire), Manichaeism, Christianity, Judaism, and Mazdakism.