Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran
Bloomsbury Academic, 30.03.2008. - 552 страница
"Decline and Fall of the Sasanians" has already been praised as one of the most intellectually exciting books about ancient Persia to have been published for years. It proposes a convincing contemporary answer to an ages-old mystery and conundrum: why, in the seventh century CE, did the seemingly powerful and secure Sasanian empire of Persia succumb so quickly and disastrously to the all-conquering Arab armies of Islam? Offering an impressive appraisal of the Sasanians' nemesis at the hands of the Arab forces which scythed all before them, the author suggests a bold solution to the enigma. On the face of it, the collapse of the Sasanians - given their strength and imperial power in the earlier part of the century - looks startling and inexplicable. But Professor Pourshariati explains their fall in terms of an earlier corrosion and decline, and as a result of their own internal weaknesses. The decentralised dynastic system of the Sasanian empire, whose backbone was a Sasanian-Parthian alliance, contained the seeds of its own destruction. This confederacy soon became unstable, and its degeneration sealed the fate of a doomed dynasty.
Шта други кажу - Напишите рецензију
Нисмо пронашли ниједну рецензију на уобичајеним местима.
the SasanianParthian confederacy
The Arab conquest of Iran
други делови (8) нису приказани
Друга издања - Прикажи све
Abū According appears Arab Ardashir argued Armenian army Arsacid authority Bahrām-i Chūbin battle become belonging Boyce Byzantines called central century claim clear command conquest considered continued course crucial death defeat detailed discussion early east empire established evidence fact faction Farrukh Hormozd Farrukhzad Ferdowsi figure finally fire forces further give given Goeje hands Hormozd Ibn Isfandiyār important Iran Iranian Islamic Ispahbudhān Karins Khurāsān Khusrow Khusrow II killed king land late later maintains Mihr Mihrāns Mithra Mithraic Muslim narrative nature nobility notes observes once Pahlav Parthian dynastic families period Persian political presumably probably quarters Rayy realm rebellion recall reference region reign religious remained rule Rustam Sasanian history Sasanian king Sasanian period Sayf seals Sebeos seems Shahrvarāz significant sources spāhbed subsequent Tabari Tabaristān term territories took tradition worship Yarshater Yasht Yazdgird Zoroastrian