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This review is from: Sasanian Persia: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (International Library of Iranian Studies) (Hardcover)
This book gives a good and readable overview about the Sasanian empire.
After giving a short abstract of the Sasanian history it discusses topics like religion (in detail), administration, society, gender and economy (with less detail, probably due to the lack of sources).
I would have like the book even better, if it had dwelled a bit more on the (political) history (40 pages).
Definitely, one or two maps and a genealogy of the royal family would have helped as well, but it is still a recommendable read.
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Initial post: 2 Jun 2013 21:56:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jun 2013 21:57:43 BDT
The first reviewer above appears to be confusing the earlier Arsacid (Parthian) period with that of the Sassanians whose empire was shattered in the mid seventh century CE by the Muslim Arab invasion.
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