The Last Empire of Iran [Paperback]

Michael Bonner (Author)

ISBN: 9781463206161 | Published by: Gorgias Press | Series: Gorgias Handbooks | Year of Publication: 2020 | Language: English 404p, H254 x W178 (mm)

The Last Empire of Iran


As part of the Gorgias Handbook Series, this book provides a political and military history of the Sasanian Empire in Late Antiquity (220s to 651 CE). The book takes the form of a narrative, which situates Sasanian Iran as a continental power between Rome and the world of the steppe nomad.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements (vii)  Introduction (1)  I. Eurasia from the Conquests of Alexander to the Fall of Parthia (7)  II. The Establishment of the House of Sasan (25)  III. From Shapur I to Shapur II (49)  IV. The World of the Nomad (93)  V. Humiliation and Heresy (123)  VI. The Iranian Recovery (171)  VII. Triumph and Tribulation (237)  VIII. The Last War of Antiquity (267)  IX. The Collapse of the House of Sasan (313)  X. Observations on the Fall of the Iranian Empire (341)  Bibliography (349)  Index (389)

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