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Sasanian Society

Warriors. Scribes. Dehqans

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Published: 2000
Page #: vi + 86
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780933273481
bibliography, notes

 
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This publication is based on a lecture delivered by Professor Ahmad Tafazzoli at Harvard University. Professor Tafazzoli divided his lucid presentation into 3 major classes of Sasanian society: warriors, scribes, and dehqans.

Ahmad Tafazzoli

Foreword.
About the Author

Part I: Warriors
Army.
Military Posts.
Divisions of the Army.
Ranks.
War.

Part II: Scribes and Secretaries.
Scribes as Important Political Figures.
Official Correspondents.
Accountants.
Judicial Secretaries.
Chroniclers.
Copyists.

Part III. Dehqans
Dehqans in the Islamic Period.
Cultural Significance.
Learned Men.
Patrons of Persian Culture.
Dehqans and Zoroastrianism.
Dehqans and Wine.

Bibliography.

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