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    The Sasanian Era (Idea of Iran) (Hardback) Edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Edited by Sarah Stewart

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    DescriptionThis latest volume in "The Idea of Iran" series concentrates on the Sasanian period. Seizing power from the previous dynasty - the Parthians - the Sasanians ruled Iran and most of the ancient Near East from 224 until 642 CE. They are particularly fascinating because of their adherence to Zoroastrianism, an ancient dualistic Iranian religion named after the prophet Zarathustra (or, in Greek, Zoroaster). The Sasanians expressed the divine aspect of their rule in a variety of forms, such as on coins, rock reliefs and silver plates, and architecture and the arts 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 army in AD 642, when Zoroastrianism was replaced with Islam.Engaging with all the major aspects of Sasanian culture, twelve eminent scholars address subjects which include: early Sasanian art and iconography; early Sasanian coinage; religion and identity in the Sasanian empire; later Sasanian orality and literacy; and state and society in late antique Iran. The volume in question arguably comprises the most complete and comprehensive treatment of the Sasanian civilization yet to be published in English.


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    Title
    The Sasanian Era
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Edited by Sarah Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845116903
    ISBN 10: 1845116909
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC, HBLA
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 51
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    DC22: 935
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBN
    DC22: 935.07
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000, HIS019000, REL033000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS286 .S27 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, 1 map
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    15 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis is Curator of Islamic and Iranian Coins at the British Museum and Joint Editor of IRAN, Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies. Sarah Stewart is Deputy Director of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS and teaches Zoroastrianism in the Department of religions at SOAS.