The Rise and Fall of an Empire
By (author) Touraj Daryaee
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Sasanian Persia by Touraj Daryaee
Book DescriptionThe Sasanians were the last of the ancient Persian dynasties, and the preeminent practitioners of the Zoroastrian religion. From its foundation by Ardashir I in 224 CE the Sasanian Empire was the dominant force in the region for several centuries until its last king, Yasdegerd III, was defeated by the Muslim Arabs in the 7th century. In this clear and comprehensive new book, Touraj Daryaee provides an unrivalled account of Sasanian Persia. Using new sources, he paints a vivid portrait of the empire's often neglected social history and examines the development of its political and administrative institutions. The author also explores, for the first time in an integrated book on the Sasanians, their descendants' attempts for more than a century after their defeat to establish a second state. "Sasanian Persia" is a unique examination of a period of history that still has great significance for a full understanding of modern Iran.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850438984
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Touraj Daryaee
Oxford Handbook of Iranian History, Paperback (June 2014)
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Iran proceeds chronologically through the history of Iran, from ancient times to the present. This reliable and accessible collection of essays can serve as an introduction to the field of Iranian studies and a useful review for practicing scholars.
World History, Paperback (February 2013)
This set includes both volumes of World History: A Concise Thematic History (volume I: 978-1-1185-3266-9; volume II: 978-1-1185-3272-0). These volumes present the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level.
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The Sasanians were the last of the ancient Persian dynasties, and the largest empire to espouse Zoroastrianism, before the encounter with the Arabs swept away the pre-Islamic institutions. In this clear and comprehensive book, Touraj Daryaee provides an unrivalled account of Sasanian Persia.
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Author Biography - Touraj Daryaee
Touraj Daryaee is Howard Baskerville Professor in the history of Iran and the Persianate World and Associate Director of the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He works on the history of ancient and early medieval Iran and is the editor of the International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies.
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