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Middle Persian Papyri, Ostraca and Parchments: An Introduction - Sasanika

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Material CulturePapyri

Middle Persian Papyri, Ostraca and Parchments: An Introduction

Author:
Arash Zeini, Freie Umiversität Berlin

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This essay discusses the state of Middle Persian Papyrological, ostraca and parchments studies since its beginning to the present. Dr. Zeini presents a history of the discovery of the Sasanian papyri from Egypt in the nineteenth century, to the new archival finds on the Iranian Plateau which sheds light on the legal and economic history of late antique Iran.

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