Sasanian Persia: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (International Library of Iranian Studies)


By Touraj Daryaee
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
Number Of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2009-01-15
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1850438986

Description: 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.

Using new sources, Touraj Daryaee provides a portrait of the empire’s often negelcted social history, exploring the development of political and administrative institutions from foundation by Ardashir I to the last king, Yasdegerd III, and the attempts of his descendants to re-estabish a second state for almost a century after.