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Caught In The Crossfires : Changes For Women During The Transition Period In Iran., Lindsay M. Ruth
College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses
This paper explores the various ways in which the roles and lives of women changed and continued in the transition from Zoroastrian majority Iran to post-conquest Islamic ruled Iran during the 7th and 8thcenturies. This paper mostly utilizes secondary sources due to the author’s inability to read the languages of the primary sources. Through the various sources, the paper discusses the background of the time period in the sections on Sassanian Persia, women in Sassanian Persia, the Arab Conquest of Persia, women in early Islam, and the Transition Period. Then it explores the ways in ...