Revue de presse
Touraj Daryaee synthesizes a new generation of Sasanian scholarship to present the first single volume study of such important history-important not only for understanding Iranian, but Roman and early Islamic histories as well.
Gene Garthwaite, Professor of History, and Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Touraj Daryaee is a well-known scholar of Sasanian history and religious texts who knows the subject well and has published widely in his field. This will be a useful publication for scholars and everyone interested in Sasanian history.
Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Curator, The British Museum
Touraj Daryaee's Sasanian Persia is far more detailed than all previous work on the subject,with a multitude of new materials and sources.It is a masterpiece of research and will be the last word on Sasanian Iran in all of its aspects-from political history to religion, society and commerce.
Richard N. Frye, Emeritus Professor of Iranian Studies, Harvard University
The publication of Touraj Daryaee's book is a cause for much satisfaction. He is a leading scholar of his subject, which he tackles very successfully. David Morgan, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Wisconsin --David Morgan, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Wisconsin
Présentation de l'éditeur
Of profound importance in late antiquity, the Sasanian Empire is virtually unknown today,except as a counterpoint to the Roman Empire. In this highly readable history, Touraj Daryaee fills a significant gap in our knowledge of world history. He examines the Sasanians complex and colourful narrative and demonstrates their unique significance,not only for the development of Iranian civilization but also for Roman and Islamic history. The Sasanians were the last of the ancient Persian dynasties and are best known as the pre-eminent practitioners of the Zoroastrian religion. Founded by Ardashir I in 224 CE, the Sasanian Empire was the dominant force in the Middle East for several centuries until its last king, Yazdgerd III, was defeated by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century. In this concise yet comprehensive new book, Touraj Daryaee provides an unrivalled account of Sasanian Persia. Drawing on extensive new sources,he paints a vivid portrait of Sasanian life and unravels the divergent strands that contributed to the making of this great empire.