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By Parvaneh Pourshariati

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As acknowledged within the Editorial ebook stories, this e-book proposes to rewrite the main points of the heritage of the Arab conquest of Iran. the writer has taken a really exact examine all of the info on hand for the period, together with lately released coin and seal facts. in keeping with this she, identifies lineage, names and periods of the Kings/Queens, basic advisors and generals of the Sassanian empire instantly ahead of and through the Arab conquest.From this she then correlates the timing and management with the Arab files of the conquest. This leads to an important swap within the dates of the early battles, which has implications for early Islamic background (which the ebook doesn't address).The e-book is definitely written and extremely good referenced. It presents the 1st transparent examine a formerly very doubtful time in Persian history.I am definite that individuals will argue in regards to the good judgment and accuracy of the paintings as there's a great amount of latest conclusions and understandings. To my examining the ebook is smart and total makes a reasonably compelling case. I even if am no longer a historian.

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96 Fortunately during the past decade a thorough investigation of the Parthian numismatic and political history has been undertaken by Farhad Assar. The scholarly community eagerly awaits the publication of his results, as well as the volume covering the Parthian period of the History of Zoroastrianism by Frantz Grenet and the late Mary Boyce. 97 The growth and spread of Mithraism in the Roman empire took place, after all, during the Parthian period. In a subsequent study, the author hopes to contribute to this topic.

642. 118 Perikhanian 1983, p. 643. 119 “In a large family, the undivided brothers had only theoretical shares . . ” Perikhanian 1983, p. 2 below. 121 Perikhanian 1983, p. 643. 122 Perikhanian 1983, p. 644. 4. 124 As Perikhanian observes, it was membership in an agnatic group that determined not only one’s legal capacity as a citizen, which in the Pahlavi legal terminology was rendered by the term ¯az¯at,125 but also one’s membership in one of the estates of the nobility. Among these latter were the agnatic or dynastic families, who held the most prestigious places in the hierarchical Sasanian societal structure.

122 By far, one of the most crucial characteristics of the agnatic group for our purposes, however, is the fact that each agnatic group constituted a territorial unit. Members of an agnatic group, in other words, lived in the confines of one and the same territory. Modern ethnographic studies of Iran, where whole villages are sometimes made up of kinsmen, corroborate the tremendous continuity of this aspect of the agnatic group in Iranian society. The specific features of the agnatic group in Iran had important socio-cultural and political ramifications.

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