Lecture 4

Lecture 4 - Lecture 4: 1/17/08 History 46 Rome was a...

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Lecture 4: 1/17/08 History 46 Rome was a principle of one religion o Christianity Catholic orthodox Christianity o Judaism was a permitted religion o Service to the emperor can get you a position in the hierarchy Iran o Judaism o Christianity was tolerated If Christianity then suspected of loyalty to Rome Nestorian Christianity Christians can get far up on the hierarchy o Capital of the Sasanian was not in Iran but in central Iraq Located across the River o The plateau was dominated by high aristocratic families o Iran was densely urbanized o Two Groups Local aristocrats (village lord) Principal free land owners Related to everyone in the village Not powerful outside of local village Peasantry Typically bound to the soil Tax payers o Provide food that people eat
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Lecture 4: 1/17/08 Close alliance between religion and politics o Religion and state o People got a sense that political power is one thing and structures of religious life is
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