SOAS University of London

Department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Aleksander Engeskaug

BA (University of Bergen, Norway), MA in History (University of Bergen, Norway), MA in Iranian Studies (SOAS, University of London)
  • Research


Aleksander Engeskaug
Aleksander Engeskaug
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Thesis title:
Religion and Economy: Zoroastrian Priests and Fire Temples in the Economy of Sasanian Iran
Year of Study:
2nd Year
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PhD Research

The purpose of my PhD project is to investigate the role of the Zoroastrian priesthood and fire temples in the economy of Sasanian Iran (c. 224-651 AD).


  • Zoroastrianism
  • Pahlavi literature
  • Sasanian Iran
  • Ancient Near East
  • Ancient economy
  • Religion and economy
  • Languages: Pahlavi/Middle Persian
  • Avestan
  • Persian
  • Syriac