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Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran

زوال و فروپاشی ساسانیان

Zaval va Forupashi-ye Sasaniyan
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Author(s): 
Parvane Purshari'ati
Translator(s): 
Khashayar Bahari
Text Language: 
Persian
Edition: 
1
Publication Year: 
2018
Total Pages: 
400
Size (cm): 
16 x 23
Dewey Class: 
955.03
Subject Tags: 
History
Sasanid
Foreign Relations

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'Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire' has already been praised as one of the most intellectually exciting books about ancient Persia to have been published for years. It proposes a convincing contemporary answer to an ages-old mystery and conundrum: why, in the seventh century CE, did the seemingly powerful and secure Sasanian empire of Persia succumb so quickly and disastrously to the all-conquering Arab armies of Islam? Offering an impressive appraisal of the Sasanians' nemesis at the hands of the Arab forces which scythed all before them, the author suggests a bold solution to the enigma. On the face of it, the collapse of the Sasanians - given their strength and imperial power in the earlier part of the century - looks startling and inexplicable. But Professor Pourshariati explains their fall in terms of an earlier corrosion and decline, and as a result of their own internal weaknesses. The decentralised dynastic system of the Sasanian empire, whose backbone was a Sasanian-Parthian alliance, contained the seeds of its own destruction. This confederacy soon became unstable, and its degeneration sealed the fate of a doomed dynasty.

نويسنده در کتاب حاضر ابتدا به بررسی ساختار حکومت ساسانيان و نقش خاندان‌های پارتی در استحکام دولت ساسانی می‌پردازد. وی به اصلاحات خسرو اول می‌پردازد که از جمله دلايل زوال دولت ساسانی، و آسيب‌پذيری آن در قبال حمله اعراب بوده است. در ادامه نيز طی دو فصل به جزئيات عمليات نظامی اعراب تا پيش از وقوع نبرد سرنوشت‌ساز قادسيه پرداخته شده است.