The Resource A state of mixture : Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian political culture in late Antiquity, Richard E. Payne

A state of mixture : Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian political culture in late Antiquity, Richard E. Payne

Label
A state of mixture : Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian political culture in late Antiquity
Title
A state of mixture
Title remainder
Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian political culture in late Antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Payne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A State of Mixture seeks to resolve the paradox of how East Syrian Christian communities flourished in a Zoroastrian political system, the Iranian Empire. If previous studies have regarded Christians as marginal, insular, and often persecuted, the present book demonstrates their integration into elite networks, adoption of Iranian political practices and imaginaries, and participation in imperial institutions. The rise of Christianity in Iran depended on the Zoroastrian theory and practice of hierarchical, differentiated inclusion, according to which Christians, Jews, and others occupied legitimate places in Iranian political culture in positions subordinate to the imperial religion. Christians, for their part, positioned themselves in a political culture not of their own making with recourse to their own ideological and institutional resources, ranging from the writing of saints' lives to the judicial arbitration of bishops. In placing the social history of East Syrian Christians at the center of the Iranian imperial story, A State of Mixture helps to explain the endurance of a culturally diverse empire across four centuries"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
275.5/03
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR128.Z6
LC item number
P39 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Transformation of the classical heritage
Series volume
LVI
Label
A state of mixture : Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian political culture in late Antiquity, Richard E. Payne
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The myth of Zoroastrian intolerance : violence and the terms of Christian inclusion -- Belonging to a land : Christians and Zoroastrians in the Iranian highlands -- Christian lawmaking and Iranian social practice : the reforms of Mar Aba -- Creating a Christian aristocracy : hagiography and empire in northern Mesopotamia -- The Christian symbolics of power in a Zoroastrian empire
Control code
ocn911200767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520961531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19693z4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33849419
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911200767
  • pebcs0520961536

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...