New Course: Persia’s Silent Legacy in Christianity & European Culture

 

The University of British Columbia’s Continuing Studies Division is offerring a new course entitled:

Persia’s Silent Legacy in Christianity & European Culture

The course (code: UT322S11A) begins on June 6, 2011 . See below description of the course outline:

 

The Iranian Kandys cape and its legacy in Europe (click to enlarge). (A) Medo-Persian nobleman from Persepolis wearing the Iranian Kandys cape of the nobility 2500 years past (B) figure of Paul dressed in North Iranian/Germanic dress from a 5th century ivory plaque depicting the life of Saint-Paul (C) reconstruction by Daniel Peterson (The Roman Legions, published by Windrow & Greene in 1992, pp.84) of a 4th-5th century Germanic warrior wearing Iranian style dress and the Kandys. The Iranian Persepolis styles of arts and architecture continued to exert a profound influence far beyond its borders for centuries after its destruction by Alexander.

For further information on registration and offerings, kindly contact Ms. Joanne Savory at the University of British Columbia at: joanne.savory@ubc.ca.