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Dutch

Shirin : verkocht als seksslavin aan IS

Shirin (author), Alexandra Cavelius (author), Jan Kizilhan (author)
Title
Shirin : verkocht als seksslavin aan IS
Author
Shirin 1998- Alexandra Cavelius Jan Kizilhan
Translator
Marten De Vries Carolien Van 't Hof
Language
Dutch
Original language
German
Original title
Ich bleibe eine Tochter des Lichts
Publisher
Kalmthout: Van Halewyck, © 2016
350 p.
ISBN
9789461315694 (paperback)

About Shirin

Shirin (? – 628 AD) (Persian: شیرین‎) was a wife of the Sassanid Persian Shahanshah (king of kings), Khosrow Parviz. In the revolution after the death of Khosrow's father Hormizd IV, the General Bahram Chobin took power over the Persian empire. Shirin fled with Khosrow to Syria, where they lived under the protection of Byzantine emperor Maurice. In 591, Khosrow returned to Persia to take control of the empire and Shirin was made queen. She used her new influence to support the Christian minority in Iran, but the political situation demanded that she do so discreetly. Initially she belonged to the Church of the East, the so-called Nestorians, but later she joined the miaphysite church of Antioch, now known as the Syriac Orthodox Church. After conquering Jerusalem in 614, amidst the Byzantine–Sasanian War of 602–628, the Persians captured the True Cross of Jesus and brought it to their capital Ctesiphon, where Shirin took the cross in her palac…Read more on Wikipedia