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Arsacids and Sasanians By M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles)

Arsacids and Sasanians
by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles)

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Sasanian Persia was one of the great powers of late antiquity and the most significant power in the Near East, alongside the Roman Empire. This book reassesses Sasanian political ideology and its sources in the ideologies of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Babylonian scholarship and Hellenistic Greek thought.
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Arsacids and Sasanians: Political Ideology in Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Persia by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles)

Sasanian Persia, which succeeded the Parthians, was one of the great powers of late antiquity and the most significant power in the Near East, together with the Roman Empire. This book undertakes a thorough investigation of the diverse range of written, numismatic, and archaeological sources in order to reassess Sasanian political ideology and its sources and influences in the ideologies of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Babylonian scholarship and prophecy, and Hellenistic Greek thought. It sheds fresh light on the political complexities of early Arsacid and Sasanian history, especially the situation in Babylon and Elymais, and on the Roman propaganda which penetrated, shaped, and determined Roman attitudes towards Sasanian Persia.

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About M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles)


M. Rahim Shayegan is Assistant Professor of Iranian at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published on ancient Iranian history and philology, and is co-editor, with Carol Bakhos, of The Talmud in its Iranian Context (2010).

Table of Contents


Introduction; Preamble: Achaemenids and Sasanians; 1. Sasanian epigraphy; 2. Classical sources: Dio, Herodian, Ammianus Marcellinus; 3. Arsacids and Sasanians; 4. Imitatio veternae Helladis and imitatio Alexandri in Rome; Conclusions; Epilogue; Appendices.

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Arsacids and Sasanians: Political Ideology in Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Persia by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles)
M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles)
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Hardback
Cambridge University Press
2011-09-15
570
0521766419
9780521766418
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