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2010 Fall - RELIGION
Subj Cat# Class# Sect Course
RELIGION 323 1415 1 Zoroastrian Origins and Influences
Description
This course examines the background and beginnings of the Zoroastrian religion, then explores its role in the three great Iranian Empires Ancient Persian, Parthian and Sasanian and considers its relationship with other developing religions, including Judaism, Buddhism, Manichaeism, Christianity and Islam. The course concludes with a focus on the forms and function of Zoroastrianism in Iran, India, and diaspora up to the present day, and its impact upon some of the great European literati, including Voltaire, Mozart and Nietzsche.