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  Sassanid dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia, which includes much of present-day Iran, during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate, the first of the Islamic empires.
The later Sassanids were further weakened by economic decline, heavy taxation, religious unrest, rigid social stratification, the increasing power of the provincial landholders, and a rapid turnover of rulers.
Sassanid rule and the system of social stratification were reinforced by Zoroastrianism, which became the state religion.
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 Sassanid dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate, the first of the Islamic empires.
Since the Sassanid horseman lacked the stirrup, he used a war saddle which, like the medieval type, had a cantle at the back and two guard clamps curving across the top of the rider's thighs enabling him thereby to stay in the saddle especially during violent contact in battle.
After The Sassanids came to power in Iran in 226 A.D. The second emperor, Shapur I (240-270), extended his authority eastwards into India and the previously autonomous Kushans were obliged to accept his suzerainty.
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 Encyclopedia: Sassanid
Sassanid rulers adopted the title of Shananshah (Persian: شاهنشاه;) (sometimes written Shahenshah, Shan-an-shah, or Shan-en-shah) was a title used by various rulers of Persia/Iran.
The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last...
Sassanid Shah Bahram I succeeded Hormizd I. Marcus...
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 Encyclopedia: Sassanid dynasty
Sassanid Empire at its greatest extent The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate...
The Islamic conquest of Iran led to the collapse of the Sassanid Empire, the eventual decline of Zoroastrian religion in Iran, and the birth of Islamic civilization.
This period was the last years of the Sassanid empire - and the first years of the Arabic military conquests after the rise of Islam.
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 Sassanid Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Sassanids consciously sought to resuscitate Persian traditions and to obliterate Greek cultural influence.
The head of the priestly class, the mobadan magi, along with the military commander, the eran spahbod, and the head of the bureaucracy, were among the great men of the state.
After The Sassanids came to power in Persia in 226 A.D. The second emperor, Shapur I (240-270), extended his authority eastwards into India and the previously autonomous Kushans were obliged to accept his suzerainty.
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 SASSANID DYNASTY FACTS AND INFORMATION
The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia, which includes much of present-day Iran, during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad_Caliphate, the first of the Islamic empires.
Ardashir_I, the establisher of the Sassanids was grandson of Sassan the great priest of Temple of Anahita.
After The Sassanids came to power in Persia in 226 A.D. The second emperor, Shapur_I (240-270), extended his authority eastwards into what is today Pakistan and northwestern India and the previously autonomous Kushans were obliged to accept his suzerainty.
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 32 Sassanid Kings Had 100 Types of Crowns
Sassanid era began with the kingdom of Shapoor the first in 1st century and came to an end in the 5th century.
There are different symbols and signs on the crowns of Sassanid kings including the moon, stars, eagle, and palm that show their religious faith and beliefs, said Moradi.
Since the Sassanid crowns have been identified on the basis of their form on the coins and vessels, the experts have not yet reached much information about the material and adornments on them.
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 Sassanids
Ctesiphon became the city where the Sassanid kings were to be inaugurated; Ardašir wanted to be called 'king of kings', the title that had been used by the Parthian kings and -centuries ago- the Achaemenid rulers of Persia.
In the Sassanid rock reliefs, we often see so-called "investiture scenes", in which the god Ahuramazda, seated on a horse, hands over power to a king.
When the Roman empire, the arch-enemy of the Sassanid empire, had become Christian, the persecution of the Christians increased; being a Christian was considered treason.
www.livius.org /sao-sd/sassanids/sassanids.htm   (1207 words)

  
 Battle of Maranga (363 AD)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
An initial period of expansion by the Sassanid Persians was followed by a series of weaker rulers whose attention was taken by revolts within their own empire and the threat of the Kushans to the East.
Sassanid campaigns in Roman Mesopotamia prompted a punitive strike by the Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate against the Persian Kingdom.
The Sassanids resorted to a policy of skorched earth and harrassment which served to demoralize the Romans until finally, on June 22, 363 AD, the Sassanids under the command of Merena, the Persian Master of Horse and two of Shapur's sons deployed for battle near Maranga.
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 Sassanid Dynasty Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
By the Sassanids, their Empire was called Iran or Eranshahr.The Sassanid era is considered to be one of the most important historical periods in Iran.
For instance, during the era of Khosrau I, the Sassanid infantry was more disciplined and better equipped than Byzantine legions.
In siege warfare, the Sassanids (unlike the Parthians) organised an efficient siege train for reducing enemy forts and walled towns.
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 The Islamic World to 1600: Islamic Beginnings (The Sassanid Empire)
The Sassanid Empire was almost constantly at war with the neighbouring Roman Empire to the west; Ardashir's son, Shapur I, even captured the Roman Emperor, Valerian, for a time in 260.
The Christians in the Sassanid Empire had not previously faced persecution for their religion, since they were mostly Nestorian Christians, a different branch of Christianity than that practiced in the Roman Empire.
Still, the Sassanid Christians were the first to be suspected of political disloyalty whenever the empire came into conflict with the Romans after Constantine's time.
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 Sassanid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Sassanid Class DropShip is the Clans' primary battle armor carrier.
Indeed, the first Sassanids were merely converted Intruders, but in 2875 the L-5 yards of the Pentagon Cluster's Babylon system began turning out the new design.
Sassanid Class DropShips are distributed among the majority of the Clans.
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 41. The Byzantine and Sassanid Empires. Wells, H.G. 1922. A Short History of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Most of Asia Minor was held against the Sassanid Persians.
The sixth century, which was an age of complete darkness for the West, saw indeed a considerable revival of the Greek power.
For to hold a wrong opinion, much more to convey it to other people, was no longer regarded as an intellectual defect but a moral fault that might condemn a soul to everlasting destruction.
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 Ctesiphon
The city was the capital of the Parthian and the Sassanid empires.
Although Ctesiphon was the capital of the Sassanid empire, Seleucia was not forgotten; it was renamed Veh-Ardašir ("the good city of Ardašir").
In 540, the Sassanid king Khusrau I conquered the capital of Roman Syria, Antioch.
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 Sassanid Khosrow Parviz statue left helpless in rain and snow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The monument is one of the rare statues remaining from the Sassanid era that is not a bas-relief.
Imam Qoli Mirza, the governor general of Kermanshah during the late 19th century, was the first person who ordered that the capitals and columns from the Sassanid era be collected and brought to Taq-e Bostan.
At the present time, a total of thirteen capitals of the Sassanid era have so far been renovated, and it is hoped that the process of renovation will soon be completed so that they can be displayed at the Kermanshah Museum.
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 Sassanid Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sassanid Coins in the Royal Entourage of “Forgotten Empire”
During Sassanid Dynasty (226-642 AD), high-ranking status was conferred to court poets or musicians such as Baarbod, Nakissa, and Raamtin.
During Sassanid Dynasty (226 - 642 AD), high-ranking status was conferred to court poet and musicians such as Baarbod, Nakissa, and Raamtin.
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 Sassanid dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Sassanid dynasty''' (also '''Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III of PersiaYazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate, the first of the Islamic/ empires.
The Sassanid era began in earnest in 228, when the Shah Ardashir I of Persia Ardashir I destroyed the Parthian Empire which had held sway over the region for centuries.
Khosroe II came close to achieving the Sassanid dream of restoring the Achaemenid boundaries when Jerusalem fell to him and Constantinople was under his siege in AD 626.
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 AllRefer.com - Sassanid, Iran History (Iranian History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Under the Sassanids, who revived Achaemenid tradition, Zoroastrianism was reestablished as the state religion.
The name of the dynasty was derived from Sassan, an ancestor of the founder of the dynasty, Ardashir I, who took and ruled Ctesiphon (224–40).
His struggle against the Arabs ended in the fall of the Sassanid dynasty.
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 Talk History Forum - Sassanid inscriptions discovered in southern Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Two Sassanid fragments of inscriptions were discovered at Sarvestan Palace in Fars Province, southern Iran, said director of the historical site, Amir-Piruz Daquqi, Sunday.
Covering an area of 25 hectares, the mansion was made of stone and plaster, and is one of the Sassanid largest mansions.
The mansion, 9km south of Sarvestan town, was built during the time of Bahram Gur, a Sassanid king during 420—438.
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 Sassanid-style map of Iran on display in Tabriz
The map, which was made in the style of Sassanid era golden ornaments, is 50 x 115 centimeters and weighs 15 kilograms.
As a symbol of defense, an Achaemenid spearman is engraved on each of the three Persian Gulf islands of the Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa, while the Achaemenid navy is shown in the Persian Gulf.
Cyrus the Great is seen in the Apadana Palace staring into the distance, and the word ‘Iran’ in the Sassanid style of calligraphy has been embossed on his chest.
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 Sassanid Persians (DBA 73a & 73b)
The bulk of the Sassanid army is composed of noble cavalry.
Some of the light cavalry used by the Sassanids would be based on the Parthian horse archer armed with the bow, while others would be Arab or Hun allies who would have included javelins and a shield.
The greatest strength of the Sassanid army lays in the mobility of its cavalry.
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 Persia -> The Sassanid Dynasty on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Persia -> The Sassanid Dynasty on Encyclopedia.com 2002
The Parthians were replaced (c.AD 226) by the more vigorous Sassanid dynasty, when Ardashir I (whose name is another form of Artaxerxes) ousted and killed the last Parthian ruler and built a new empire out of the ruins of Parthian and Seleucid power.
Ctesiphon and Firuzabad were magnificent cities, the administration of the empire was efficient, the productivity of the cities was remarkable, and the art in metalwork, in architecture, in sculpture, and in textiles was superb.
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