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

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Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire 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 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 decentralized 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.

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title_display Decline and fall of the Sasanian empire the Sasanian-Parthian confederacy and the Arab conquest of Iran
title_full Decline and fall of the Sasanian empire [electronic resource] : the Sasanian-Parthian confederacy and the Arab conquest of Iran / Parvaneh Pourshariati
title_short Decline and fall of the Sasanian empire
title_sub the Sasanian-Parthian confederacy and the Arab conquest of Iran