Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of (BOK)

Parvaneh Pourshariati

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"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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2008
Forfatter Parvaneh Pourshariati Forlag
I B TAURIS
ISBN 9781845116453 Antall sider 552
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 4,6cm Vekt 971 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Ancient history: to c 500 CE, Asian history