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Description - Sasanian Persia by Touraj Daryaee

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9781850438984
ISBN-10: 1850438986
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Touraj Daryaee

Touraj Daryaee is Associate Professor of Ancient History at California State University, Fullerton.

Books By Touraj Daryaee

Oxford Handbook of Iranian History by Touraj Daryaee
Paperback, June 2014
Sasanian Persia by Touraj Daryaee
Paperback, February 2013
World History by Touraj Daryaee
Paperback, January 2013