Sassanian Elite Cavalry AD 224-642

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.The Sassanians successfully incorporated their outstanding fortress technology with the proven methods of steppe warfare ... The manuals do state, however, that the army could fight at a numerical disadvantage when the enemy was invadinganbsp;...

Title:Sassanian Elite Cavalry AD 224-642
Author:Kaveh Farrokh, Angus McBride
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2012-12-20


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