The Last Empire of Iran

Bonner, Michael Richard Jackson. 2020. The Last Empire of Iran (Gorgias Handbooks). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press LLC.

As part of the Gorgias Handbook Series, this book provides a political and military history of the Sasanian Empire in Late Antiquity (220s to 651 CE). The book takes the form of a narrative, which situates Sasanian Iran as a continental power between Rome and the world of the steppe nomad.

  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • I. Eurasia from the Conquests of Alexander to the Fall of Parthia
  • II. The Establishment of the House of Sasan
  • III. From Shapur I to Shapur II
  • IV. The World of the Nomad
  • V. Humiliation and Heresy
  • VI. The Iranian Recovery
  • VII. Triumph and Tribulation
  • VIII. The Last War of Antiquity
  • IX. The Collapse of the House of Sasan
  • X. Observations on the Fall of the Iranian Empire
  • Bibliography
  • Index