Video Lectures

Political Economy of Nowruz: The Festive Foundations of Iranian Empire in Late Antiquity

Author:
Richard Payne, University of Chicago
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In this talk Professor Payne discusses the role of celebrations in the Iranian world in cementing the nobility together and to the King of Kings in the Sasanian Empire. The most important of these holidays where the people were able to see the Iranian nobility as Mehregan and Nowruz.

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