Sasanian Iran (224-651 CE): Portrait of a Late Antique Empire

The Sasanian era (224-651 CE) is an important period in the history of the Near East, the Caucuses and Central Asian history. Some of the basic institutions and ideas that developed in the ancient Near East passed to the Sasanian Iran and through the Sasanians it became the foundation of later Islamic civilization. Interestingly, the importance and contribution of Sasanian civilization to Near Eastern and Islamic history is underestimated and little attention is paid to it.

The Sasanian era (224-651 CE) is an important period in the history of the Near East, the Caucuses and Central Asian history. Some of the basic institutions and ideas that developed in the ancient Near East passed to the Sasanian Iran and through the Sasanians it became the foundation of later Islamic civilization. Interestingly, the importance and contribution of Sasanian civilization to Near Eastern and Islamic history is underestimated and little attention is paid to it.

The purpose of Sasanika Series is to publish scholarly works related to Sasanian civilization in the fields of history, philology, literature, art and archaeology. This volume provides detailed survey of Sasanian political history in the context of Near Eastern history, taking into consideration its relation with Rome and surrounding world.

Prolegomena:Ancient Iran in the context of World History

I. Iran before the Sasanians

II. Ardaxšir I and the Establishment of the Sasanian Empire

III. Šabuhr I: The Strongest World Empire in the Third Century CE

IV. Jousting for Kingship: Wahrams and Narse

V. Šabuhr II and the Sasanian Rulers in the Fourth Century CE

VI. Yazdgerd the Prince of Peace and the Fabled Kings in the fifth century

VII. Kawad I and Xusro I: Revolution and Renovation in the Sixth Century CE

VIII. From Xusro II to Yazdgerd III: The Pinnacle and Fall of the Sasanian Empire

IX. Genealogy

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  • Sasanian Iran (224-651 CE): Portrait of a Late Antique Empire front cover

    Hardcover: 140 pages
    Publisher: Mazda Publishers (July 30, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1568591691
    ISBN-13: 978-1568591698

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