Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Peter Brown, the Fall of the Roman and Sassanian Empires, and the Rise of Islam

Dr. Peter Brown here reviews three books which, he says, highlight “submerged worlds.” The political struggles between the late Roman Empire and the neo-Persian or Sassanian Empire have received relatively scant treatment over the years, certainly when compared to the body of work dealing with earlier Greek and Roman interactions with Persia. But this struggle, […]