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Prophets, Poets, Kings: Iranian Civilization



This course traces the history of Iranians from ancient times through the Arab conquest to today. It focuses on institutions, religions, secular and ecclesiastic hierarchies, minorities, devotional and communal change, and Iranian influences on Islam. Visual and archeological aids will be used. No previous knowledge or course work required.

Regions Covered

Historical Central Eurasia

When Taught

Fall 2013


Department of Central Eurasian Studies