Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran
I.B.Tauris, 2017/03/30 - 552 ページ
Decline and Fall of the Sasanians 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 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 decentralised 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.
レビュー - レビューを書く
他の版 - すべて表示
Ab¯u Abb¯asid Abu Muslim According Adhar agnatic Al-i Arab Arab conquest Ardash¯ır Ardashir argued Armenian Arsacid Avestan Azarb¯ayj¯an Azarmidukht Bahman Bahr¯am-i Ch¯ub¯ın Bahram Bahram-i Chubin battle Boyce Byzantines caliph century Christensen command crucial defeat Dinawari early Islamic east Ehsan Yarshater Encyclopaedia Iranica fact faction Farrukh Hormozd Farrukhzad Ferdowsi ﬁgure ﬁrst footnote Gyselen Hephthalites hijra history of Iran Ibn Isfandiyar II’s Isfandiyar 1941 Ispahbudhan family J¯am¯asp k¯ust-i Kanarangiyan Karins Khur¯as¯an Khurasan Khusrow I’s Khusrow II Parviz king’s kingship Mazdakite Middle Persian Mihr Mihr worship Mihr Yasht Mihran Mihranid Mithra Mithraic narrative Narseh Nishapur nobility P¯ars¯ıg P¯ır¯uz Pahlav Parsig Parthian dynastic families Parthian families Piruz Qubad Rayy realm rebel rebellion region reign religious rule Rustam Sasanian history Sasanian king Sasanian period Sayf Sayf’s seals Sebeos Sh¯ap¯ur Shahnama Shahrvaraz Shapur signiﬁcant Smbat sources spahbed Sukhra Sunbad T.abar¯ı Tabari Tabaristan territories throne tradition Vistahm Xwad¯ay-N¯amag Yasht Yazdgird III’s Zoroastrian