2 The Rise of Islam.
2 THE RISE OF ISLAM
EDITED BY VESTA SARKHOSH CURTIS AND SARAH STEWART
PUBLISHED BY I.B. TAURIS
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The fourth volume in the series The Idea of Iran deals with the transition from pre-Islamic Sasanian Iran, in which Zoroastrianism was the state religion, to the Arab conquest of Iran and subsequent adoption of Islam. This transitional period is of utmost importance to understanding of the history of Iran and its subsequent development. The seven papers presented in this volume document some of the changes that took place as the new ruling elite established its system of governance. Discussing a large variety of subjects which covers the whole spectrum of life in early Iran, this volume offers a perspective on Persian religion, society and culture. The book includes contributions from Hugh Kennedy, Edmund Bosworth, Robert Hillenbrand and Ehsan Yarshater.