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Decline and fall of the Sasanian empire : the Sasanian-Parthian confederacy and the Arab conquest of Iran

Author: Parvaneh Pourshariati
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation ; New York : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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This book examines why, in the seventh century CE, the seemingly powerful and secure Sasanian empire of Persia succumb so quickly and disastrously to the all-conquering Arab armies of Islam. The author suggests that the collapse of the Sasanians was due to an earlier corrosion and decline, which resulted in their own internal weaknesses. The decentralized dynastic system of the Sasanian empire, whose backbone was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Pourshariati, Parvaneh.
Decline and fall of the Sasanian empire.
London : I.B. Tauris, ©2008
(OCoLC)608643493
Online version:
Pourshariati, Parvaneh.
Decline and fall of the Sasanian empire.
London : I.B. Tauris, ©2008
(OCoLC)609224137
Named Person: Sassaniden.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Parvaneh Pourshariati
ISBN: 9781845116453 1845116453
OCLC Number: 176926043
Description: xiv, 537 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The problem ; Sources and methodology --
Preliminaries. The Arsacids ; Agnatic families --
I. Political history. Sasanian polity revisited: the Sasanian-Parthian confederacy ; The Arab conquest of Iran ; Dynastic politics of Ṭabaristān --
II. Religious currents. Sasanian religious landscape ; Revolts of late antiquity in Khurāsān and Ṭabaristān --
Conclusion --
Tables, figures and map.
Responsibility: Parvaneh Pourshariati.

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Proposes an 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  Read more...

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