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Sasanian Persia : the rise and fall of an empire

Author: Touraj Daryaee; Iran Heritage Foundation.
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co. in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation, 2009.
Series: International library of Iranian studies, 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this book, Touraj Daryaee provides an account of Sasanian Persia. Drawing on extensive new sources he paints a portrait of Sasanian life and unravels the divergent strands that contributed to the making of this great Empire: religion - not just Zoroastrianism but also Manichaeism; the economy; administration; the multiple languages and their literature; as well as the Empire's often neglected social history.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Daryaee, Touraj, 1967-
Sasanian Persia.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris : In Association with the Iran Heritage Foundation ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Touraj Daryaee; Iran Heritage Foundation.
ISBN: 9780857716668 0857716662 9781441616067 1441616063
OCLC Number: 503447679
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 225 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: The political history of Iran and an-Iran --
The society of Iranshahr --
Religions of the empire : Zoroastrians, Manichaeans, Jews and Christians --
Languages and textual remains of the citizens --
The economy and administration of the Iranshahr.
Series Title: International library of Iranian studies, 8.
Responsibility: Touraj Daryaee.


The Sasanians were the last of the ancient Persian dynasties, and the preeminent practitioners of the Zoroastrian religion. This book provides an account of Sasanian Persia. It offers an examination  Read more...


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"'Touraj Daryaee synthesizes a new generation of Sasanian scholarship to present the first single volume study of such important history. The author's erudition is very impressive and he masters Read more...

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