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Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Greg Fisher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599271
eISBN:
9780191724992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the relationship between the Roman Empire, the Empire of Sasanian Iran, and their Arab clients, the Jafnids, Nasrids, and Hujrids, at the end of antiquity. Building on recent work ... More


The Inner Lives of Ancient Houses: An Archaeology of Dura-Europos

J. A. Baird

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199687657
eISBN:
9780191804823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199687657.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Dura-Europos, on the Syrian Euphrates, is one of the best preserved and most extensively excavated sites of ancient Rome. A Hellenistic foundation later held by the Parthians and then the Romans, ... More


Between Empires: The Jafnids, The Naṣrids, And Late Antiquity 1

Greg Fisher

in Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599271
eISBN:
9780191724992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, the discussion turns to the ‘end’ of the Jafnid dynasty in its attempt to explain why and how the Roman Empire ended its relationship with its Arab clients. It posits that the ... More


The Lure of the Other and the Limits of the Past

Matthew P. Canepa

in The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257276
eISBN:
9780520944572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257276.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

From a scattered and fragmentary body of evidence, a picture emerges of how an international language of kingship began to arise from the Roman and Sasanian empires' originally hostile and ... More


The Sultan and the Defiant Prince in Hunting Competition: Questions of Legitimacy in Hunting Episodes of Tabaristān

Miklós Sárközy

in Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qur'an to the Mongols

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748694235
eISBN:
9781474412292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694235.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The provinces of Northern Iran, the region south of the Caspian Sea, had a particular role in the Arab conquest of Iran. Their geographical isolation, mountainous regions, steamy and often ... More


On the Celebrated Lands of Iran and the Kayanid HouseOn the Celebrated Lands of Iran and the Kayanid House

Domenico Agostini and Samuel Thrope

in The Bundahišn: The Zoroastrian Book of Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190879044
eISBN:
9780190879075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879044.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 31 describes the sixteen lands of Iran and the adversary that Ahriman sent against each one. The Bundahišn’s list is modeled on the first chapter of the Vidēvdād, which describes Ērānwēz and ... More


Contested Hegemony: (CA. 525–685)

Timothy Power

in The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The sixth and seventh centuries constitute an extended period of contested hegemony bridging the more stable Late Roman and Early Islamic eras. The period of Ethiopian hegemony begins with the ... More


‘Very great are your words’: Dialogue as Rhetoric in Manichaean Kephalaia

Nicholas Baker-Brian

in Rhetoric and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198813194
eISBN:
9780191851216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813194.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter evaluates the Manichaean Kephalaia-collections from the perspective of recent developments in the study of late-antique rhetoric, specifically the role and context of dialogue in ancient ... More


Late Antiquity

D. T. Potts

in Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330799
eISBN:
9780199366842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

References to ‘kurds’ appear in Sasanian and early Islamic sources, denoting herding groups. The Sasanians had to contend with a number of nomadic groups on their northeastern, Central Asian ... More


Rise of the Sasanian Empire: A Feudal Integrative Revolution in Late Antiquity

Saïd Amir Arjomand

in Revolution: Structure and Meaning in World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226026831
eISBN:
9780226026848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026848.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

As the last Roman integrative revolution was ongoing, a revolution was beginning in a province of the neighboring and rival Parthian Empire in the first decade of he third century. The local ruler of ... More


Arabs and Empires before Islam

Greg Fisher (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book collects nearly 250 translated extracts from an extensive array of ancient sources, which, from a variety of different perspectives, illuminate the history of the Arabs before the emergence ... More


Introduction

Elif Keser Kayaalp

in Church Architecture of Late Antique Northern Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198864936
eISBN:
9780191897368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864936.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter gives an overview of the dynamics that shaped the landscape of this frontier region. The region was a stage of war with the Sasanians. This situation resulted in well-fortified cities ... More


Christians in Umayyad Iraq: Decentralization and Expansion (600–750)

Philip Wood

in Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This essay argues that the Church of the East should be seen as a Sasanian institution that adapted to a regime without central patronage in the Umayyad period. The seventh century was characterized ... More


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