Conflict and Cooperation: Zoroastrian Subalterns and Muslim Elites in Medieval Iranian Society


— Patricia Cone, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Religious Studies Review

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— Patricia Cone, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Religious Studies Review

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Editorial Reviews

Oleg Grabar
Using Zoroastrian as well as Muslim sources, Jamsheed Choksy weaves an extraordinary picture of how a rich religious and social community adapted itself to the new religious order of Islam, sometimes compelled unexpected variations in Muslim traditions and ways of rule, and eventually declined. What emerges from the book is the poignancy of a community's disappearance from its ancient land and the power of the new Iranian Islamic world in the process of making itself.
Gernot L. Windfuhr
In this study of Zoroastrians in Medieval Iranian society, Choksy creates, with exquisite eloquence, detailed knowledge, and empathy, a pioneering historical masterpiece out of the most disparate sources. A delight to read.
Patricia Cone
. . . Offers a better account of the subject than any other work now available: it is bsed on a great variety of sources; it considers a great range of social relationships; it does more conjuring up real human beings in confrontation; and it is generally readable.
A meticulously researched historical study exploring the meeting of the Zoroastrian and Muslim communities in medieval Iran. Choksy (Middle East studies, Indiana U.) considers how both groups were transformed during the 7th through the 13th centuries as Islam spread and succeeded in implementing its institutions, thus paving the way for the gradual decline of Zoroastrian influence which reshaped Iranian society in the areas of politics, literature, religion, and socioeconomics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780231106849
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Conventions
Introduction 1
1 From Strife to Coexistence 13
2 The Role of Premonitory Literature 48
3 Patterns of Religious Change 69
4 Restructuring Socioeconomic Relations 110
5 Conclusion: The Consequences of Contact 138
Notes 145
Bibliography 179
Index 199
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