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|Description:||xvii, 566 p. : maps ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; Part I. The Revolts: 2. The Jibal: Sunbadh, the Muslimiyya; 3. Azerbaijan: Babak; 4. Khurasan: Muhammira, Khidashiyya, Rawandiyya, Harithiyya; 5. Sogdia and Turkestan: Ishaq; 6. Sogdia: al-Muqanna and the Mubayyida; 7. South-eastern Iran: Bihafaridh, ustadhsis, and Yusuf al-Barm; 8. The nature of the revolts; 9. The aftermath; Part II. The Religion: 10. God, cosmology, and eschatology; 11. Divine indwelling; 12. Reincarnation; 13. Ethos, organisation, overall character; 14. Khurrami beliefs in pre-Islamic sources; 15. Regional and official Zoroastrianism: doctrines; 16. Regional and official Zoroastrianism on the ground; Part III. Women and Property: 17. 'Wife-sharing'; 18. The Mazdakite utopia and after; Part IV. Conclusion: 19. Iranian religion versus Islam and inside it; Appendices.|
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