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date: 06 August 2020

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This article details how Christians gained a recognized position in the imperial order of the Sasanian world. The discussion covers the names and historiography of the Church of the East; Christian origins in Mesopotamia and Iran; from the "Great Slaughter" to the synod of 410; the Church of the East's expansion and literary production; and Church of the East in the Era of Timothy I (780-823).

Keywords: Christians, Christianity, churches, Late Antiquity, Sasanian Empire

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