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date: 20 August 2019

Persian Empire 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Matthew CanepaMatthew Canepa, Josef WiesehöferJosef Wiesehöfer

The Persian Empire ruled by the *Sasanian dynasty was the last Iranian-speaking empire to rule Western Asia before the coming of ...*Sasanian society was organized around the King of Kings. The Sasanians presented themselves as kings with divine qualities and as descendants and tools of the gods. Out of appreciation for the gods’ favours, the Sasanian kings adopted ... ...

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