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ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
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.
Dr Kaveh Farrokh was born in Greece and emigrated to Canada in 1983. Kaveh
has been collecting data on Sassanian cavalry for 18 years, travelling to
regions such as Naghshe-Rustam (Iran). He has given lectures and seminars in
the University of British Columbia, where he acquired his PhD in Persian
language acquisition, and on the Knowledge Network Television Program of
British Columbia and has written articles for various journals. Kaveh is
currently a learning and career specialist in Langara College in Vancouver,
British Columbia.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected
historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles
in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as
a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in
advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to
South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.
Origins of the Savaran Weapons of the Savaran Costumes, insignia, and coats
of arms Support and auxiliary troops Savaran development, deployment, and
tactics The Savaran in battle Select bibliography and further reading The