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    DescriptionThe Sassanians ruled the last great imperial Empire of Persia before the Arab conquests of the 7th century. Rome's only equal in the classical world, the Sassanian Empire had an enormous impact on the development of architecture, mythology, arts, music, military tactics and technology. Within the Sassanian military, the cavalry was the most influential element, and Sassanian cavalry tactics were adopted by the Romans, Arabs, and Turks. Their cavalry systems of weaponry, battle tactics, Tamgas, Medallions, court customs, and costumes influenced Romano-Byzantine and medieval European culture, and this book allows the reader to see how a little-studied eastern power affected the development of cavalry traditions in the western world.


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    Title
    Sassanian Elite Cavalry AD 224-642
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kaveh Farrokh, Illustrated by Angus McBride
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841767130
    ISBN 10: 1841767131
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS026000, HIS002000, HIS027130
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAP
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 357.10935, 357.0935
    LC classification: UE107 .F37 2005
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG, NHDJ, JWCD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAP
    Illustrations note
    55ill.8col.ill.
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    29 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Dr Kaveh Farrokh was born in Athens, Greece, in 1962 and emigrated to Canada in 1983. Kaveh has been collecting data on Sassanian cavalry for 18 years, travelling to regions such as Naghshe-Rustam (Iran). He has given lectures and seminars in the University of British Columbia, where he acquired his PhD in Persian language acquisition, and on the Knowledge Network Television Program of British Columbia and has written articles for various journals. Kaveh is currently a learning and career specialist in Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Weapons; Sassanian Army Structure; Training; Costume, Insignia, Coats of Arms; Support Troops; Sassanian Strategy and Tactics