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

Book Cover
Average Rating
I. B. Tauris,
Pub. Date:

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.

More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9fe9fcf6-c2b2-b31f-67ae-55c6429c7ca7
Grouping Title decline and fall of the sasanian empire the sasanian parthian confederacy and the arab conquest of i
Grouping Author pourshariati parvaneh
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-06 04:40:45AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-15 04:57:16AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Pourshariati, Parvaneh.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_display Pourshariati, Parvaneh
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id 9fe9fcf6-c2b2-b31f-67ae-55c6429c7ca7
isbn 9781435691766
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b13231327||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
last_indexed 2018-08-15T08:57:16.145Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9781435691766
publishDate 2008
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b13231327|eBook|eBook||English|I. B. Tauris,|2008.|xiv, 537 pages ; 24.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:.b13231327 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
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 : 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