Reminder: Friday Lecture – Toraj Daryaee, 23rd May 5.30pm

Friday Lectures – Easter Term 2014

23 May: Touraj Daryaee (UCI)

The Sasanian Empire as a Garden: The Walls and Rivers of the Sasanian Empire

This lecture looks at the physical and ideological boundaries which the Sasanians created for the idea of Iranshahr. In this late antique construct, inside the empire, protected by walls and rivers was imagined as a garden where order and beauty was in existence. Outside of the walls and the rivers it was seen as place of wilderness and disorder. This binary division was at the centre of Sasanian ideology which projected peace and power inside, while danger for its people lay outside of its boundaries.


5.30pm, 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

Refreshments from 5pm


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