Influence of Sassanid Religious Negligence on Scientific Progress of Jundishapur

Document Type: Original Article


Research Office for the History of Persian Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz


The academic center of Jundishapur has been among significant ones in the old East. An important issue in recognizing such a center is studying the factors relative to its academic growth, among which the following can be enumerated: the emigration of Christian scientists, the Sassanid king’s attention to the city, etc. The important matter, however, is the consistency of this center in academic issues, which has been stable despite different governments and under varied rulers.This study attempts to investigate the religious negligence as one of the significant factors in the growth of Jundishapur center. The existence of religious negligence even after the ancient period and the Islamic period led to its growth.