Persia: The Sassanid Dynasty
The Sassanid Dynasty
The Parthians were replaced (c.
Persia developed as a strong centralized state, based on a revived Zoroastrian religion and a class society. Shortly after the death of Khosrow II, however, the old Sassanid power toppled. Invading Arabs succeeded in taking Ctesiphon in 637. Islam replaced Zoroastrianism, and the caliphate made Persia a part of a larger pattern, from which later was to emerge modern Iran.
Sections in this article:
- The Sassanid Dynasty
- The Seleucids and the Parthian Empire
- Decay of the Empire
- Darius I and His Immediate Successors
- Cyrus the Great
- The Achaemenids
- Origins of the Persian Empire
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