Sassanian Elite Cavalry AD 224–642

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The Sassanians ruled the last great imperial Empire of Persia before the Arab conquests of the 7th century. Rome's only equal in the classical world, the Sassanian Empire had an enormous impact on the development of architecture, mythology, arts, music, military tactics and technology. Within the Sassanian military, the cavalry was the most influential element, and Sassanian cavalry tactics were adopted by the Romans, Arabs, and Turks. Their cavalry systems of weaponry, battle tactics, Tamgas, Medallions, court customs, and costumes influenced Romano-Byzantine and medieval European culture, and this book allows the reader to see how a little-studied eastern power affected the development of cavalry traditions in the western world.

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Published Dec 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782009085
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 54 b/w; 8 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 110
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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