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The Sasanian Era

Sarkhosh Curtis, Vesta and Stewart, Sarah, eds. (2008) The Sasanian Era. London: I.B. Tauris. (The Idea of Iran)

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The Sasanians ruled Iran and most of the ancient Near East from 224 until 642 C.E., a period during which both the arts and architecture flourished under their aegis. Sasanian military success brought them into conflict with Rome, and later Byzantium. Their empire eventually collapsed under the force of the Arab invasion in 642 C.E. From then on Islam gradually replaced Zoroastrianism as the state religion. Engaging with all major aspects of Sasanian culture (including iconography and art; coinage; religion and identity; orality and literacy; and state and society), ten eminent scholars here present new ideas and challenge traditional interpretations of the remarkable Sasanian era.

Item Type: Edited Books or Journal Volumes
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Religions and Philosophies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
ISBN: 9781845116903
Depositing User: Sarah Stewart
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2009 15:45
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/7243


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