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    Sasanian Persia: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (International Library of Iranian Studies) (Hardback) By (author) Touraj Daryaee

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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Sasanian Persia
    Subtitle
    The Rise and Fall of an Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Touraj Daryaee
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781850438984
    ISBN 10: 1850438986
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, HIS026000
    B&T Approval Code: A15300000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A41200000, A14202000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAP
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    DC22: 935
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAP
    DC22: 935.07
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS286 .D374 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC
    Illustrations note
    32 bw in 16pp plates
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    01 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Touraj Daryaee is Howard Baskerville Professor in the history of Iran and the Persianate World and Associate Director of the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He works on the history of ancient and early medieval Iran and is the editor of the International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies.
    Review quote
    "'Touraj Daryaee synthesizes a new generation of Sasanian scholarship to present the first single volume study of such important history. The author's erudition is very impressive and he masters complex sources with exemplary clarity.' Gene Garthwaite, Professor of History, Dartmouth College"