East Rome, Sasanian Persia and the End of Antiquity: Historiographical and Historical Studies

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - History - 318 pages
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The most damaging of the wars fought between East Rome and Sasanian Persia brought the classical phase of west Eurasian history to a dramatic close. This book explores the balance of power between the two empires, look at events through Roman, Armenian and Arab eyes, and focuses on the climax of the final conflict in the 620s.
  

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Contents

Introduction viixv
vii
Acknowledgements xvi
156
Procopius Roman defences north of the Taurus and
187
HI Byzantine Anzitene 239288
239
The official history of HeracliusPersian campaigns 5787
9
an examination
41
AlTabari on the last great war of Antiquity 122
62
The siege of Constantinople in 626 131142
77
Heraclius Persian campaigns and the revival of
89
Khusro II and his regime 626628 93113
133
Addenda and corrigenda
156
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