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Mazdakism


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A dualist religion founded by Zaradust-e Khuragan and promulgated by Mazdak of Fasa in Iran during the late fifth and early sixth centuries. Though little is known of its teachings, Mazdakism appears to have been a reform movement within Manichaeanism or Zoroastrianism. Advocated social reform based on vegetarianism, pacifism, anticlericalism, and the abolition of private property. Suppressed by Zoroastrian authorities and eliminated by the eighth century.

Subjects: Islam.


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