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Zoroastrians, (Jewish relations with) 
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Relations between Jews and Zoroastrians in the Persianate world were generally peaceful in Antiquity, despite occasional instances of persecution, and remained so following the Islamic conquest of Iran in the seventh century. The governors of Ctesiphon (al-Madā’īn) and Susa, both of whom were Zoroastrians, negotiated terms of capitulation with the Arabs that included payment of tribute by minorities rather than conversion to Islam. Isfahan (including the Zoroastrian quarter of Jay and the Jewish quarter of Yahūdiyya), Ray, and Shiraz surrendered in return for a promise th…

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Jamsheed Choksy, “Zoroastrians, (Jewish relations with) ”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0022750>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 4004

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