Zoroastrian law

Abstract

The lecture focuses on the history, concepts and main issues of Zoroastrian law. We begin with a historic overview to see how Persian (tribal) law evolved into a religious law of Zoroastrianism. The second part is about the Zoroastrian legal system in its ethical, dogmatic and ritual context in order to see how Zoroastrian worldview determined legal thinking. The third part of the lecture will discuss some characteristic institutions of Zoroastrian private and criminal law while at the end we share some thoughts why Zoroastrianism is a living tradition even today despite heavy losses after the fall of the Sasanians.

Description

This is the third video of the Comparative Law Series

Keywords

Zoroastrian law, comparative law, legal system, religion

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