Lecture on "Agriculture during the Sasanian Empire: Ideas and Practice" | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Lecture on "Agriculture during the Sasanian Empire: Ideas and Practice"

Location: 
B-F2-39
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:30 to 09:30

A lecture by AUIS faculty member Tobin Hartnell.

Historians know little about the economy in the Zagros Mountains during the Sasanian Empire (224-651 CE). As a result, some believe that the area had limited agriculture and a small population. New archaeological work suggests that the Sasanians invested heavily in the highlands as part of a new industrial age. Yet, local people built the new agricultural networks instead of the ancient kings. The talk will also discuss the cultural ideas that shaped local agriculture in the mountains.