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The Resource Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians

Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians

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Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians
Title
Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Throughout most of the classical period, Persia was one of the great superpowers, placing a limit on the expansion of Western powers. It was the most formidable rival to the Roman empire for centuries, until Persia, by then under the Sassanians, was overwhelmed by the Islamic conquests in the seventh century AD. Yet, the armies of ancient Persia have received relatively little detailed attention, certainly in comparison to those of Rome. This work is the firsst of three volumes that will form the most comprehensive study of ancient Persian armies available.The Sassanians, the native Iranian dynasty that ousted their Parthian overlords in AD 226, developed a highly sophisticated army that was able for centuries to hold off all comers. They continued the Parthians famous winning combination of swift horse archers with heavily-armored cataphract cavalry, also making much use of war elephants, but Kaveh Farrokh interestingly demonstrates that their oft-maligned infantry has been much underestimated.The author, born in Athens, Greece, and expert in ancient Persian languages and military history, has been researching the military history and technology of Persia for a quarter of a century. He draws on the latest research and new archaeological evidence, focusing on the organization, equipment and tactics of the armies that dominated the ancient Middle East for so long
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Farrokh, Kaveh
Dewey number
357.09357
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS286
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sassanids
  • Armies
  • Iran
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Armies
  • Sassanids
  • Iran
Label
Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-434) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1003889246
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473883185
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1035195
  • 7f354a13-2893-4929-84c8-f15ff9d5bea2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1003889246
Label
Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-434) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1003889246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473883185
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1035195
  • 7f354a13-2893-4929-84c8-f15ff9d5bea2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1003889246

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