sassanian empire

  1. Gokturks conquer Sassanid Empire

    The Göktürk Khagan Istämi formed an alliance with the Sassanid ruler Khosrow I to defeat the Hephthalite Empire. After the Hephthalites had been conquered Istämi sent an embassy to the Sassanid Shah requesting permission for the privilege of traveling through Persian territories in order to...
  2. Kurd Gossemer

    King of Kings by the Grace of God: A Christian Persia TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Dreams are Made, Winding Through My Head

    “Shapur… Shapur my son, I ask of thee to once again free my flock.” It was that same ethereal voice again that Shapur had been hearing louder and louder in his dreams, it was a powerful but still very gentle voice and it reminded the monarch of the archery lessons with his father Ardashir...
  3. No Islam Byzantine dominate Middle East

    The POD is that Islam is not founded. Byzantine Empire recovers from the Byzantine–Sasanian War of 602–628. The Heraclian dynasty consolidates the empire. The Army is rebuilt to the strength it had under Justinian. Italy is soon reconquered. Yet the Sasanian Empire is still in the damage from...
  4. Collondi

    The Two Eyes of the World: A bigger Sassanid Persia
    Threadmarks: the (re)birth of the Persian Empire (part 1)

    Hi, welcome to my first alt-history fic. This will be primarily focused on Persia, but for those of you Rome fans there will be plenty of focus on the Roman Empire too. This TL is partially inspired by this thread which I recommend you read. You may notice me in that thread, arguing that Rome...
  5. Kurd Gossemer

    Persia and Rome don't weaken each other too much and manage to resist the Arab Invasions.

    The POD is that for one reason or another(different emperor or Shah, quicker end to the war, the war never starts to begin with) the last Byzantine–Sasanian War of 602–628 doesn't happen or it could even end earlier, the important is that while both empires end up battered they don't have the...
  6. TheWitheredStriker

    WI: Heraclius moves the ERE's capital to Carthage?

    According to Runciman (1977), Heraclius I, Eastern Roman Emperor from 610 to 641, originally considered abandoning Constantinople in the war with Sassanid Persia. Constantinople had been suffering throughout the campaign against the Persians as grain was the primary source of food for the city...
  7. Sarthak

    Neo-Sassanid Restoration in 1925 Iran.

    In 1924-25 when the Iranians were hunting for a new monarch for the country, according to مسابقه برای یک سلطنت جدید a minor Iranian noble from Khorasan, Farhad Qademe Al-Malik was offered the Iranian throne. He was the last documented direct descendant of the Mikalid Dynasty, who were the last...
  8. No Sassanids/Zoroastrian revival

    As it says on the lid, this AHQ is a two-parter. The first question if what if the house of Sassan was never founded, or was struck down during their initial rise to take over the lands of the Parthians. Who would replace them? Some other noble dynasty out of Persia seems most likely, but are...
  9. Sarthak

    What would a Sassanid China look like?

    OTL, there was talk among the exiled House of Sassan to permanently settle down in China during the rule of the Tang Dynasty, but they didn't and eventually their direct descendants either assimilated into Central Asian Culture directly loosing their name in the process or were killed off by the...
  10. What happens to the early Islamic conquests of the 7the century if there's no Byzantine-Sassanian War of 602-628?

    From my understanding, a major component in the success of the Rashidun Caliphate's expansion was that the Byzantines and Persians were simply exhausted from fighting each other with major occupations of the opposing empire's territory that went far beyond any previous Byzantine-Sassanian...
  11. Maurice conquers Persia

    pls answer follow up questions what if Maurice conquers Persia or atleast Mesopotamia and persian gulf coast using Sasanian civil war of 589-591 since in OTL it was with his army Khosrow II reconquered iran He does this by having Khosrow II killed secret after he is exiled to Byzantine empire...
  12. Fate of the Sassanid Empire in a World without Islam

    IIRC the Sassanids were pretty weak after decades of war with the Romans. Because of this, they were quickly conquered by the newly Islamized Arabs. This leads me to believe that even without Islam, the Sassanids might not last that much longer. I'm thinking that maybe some nomadic group...
  13. Sarthak

    Reserse the Fates of Persia and Eastern Rome

    As we know, the Eastern Romans held on against the Islamic Invasion for ~8 centuries but Persia fell in one and a half decade. What should be done to reverse the situation that the Islamic Caliphate takes the Byzantines pretty easily but Persia holds on with the Zagros as a defensible barrier?
  14. How long could the Palmyrene Empire have lasted?

    Suppose Aurelian was not successful in defeating Zenobia or with some other POD, how long could the Palmyrene Empire have lasted? Could the Palmyrene Empire have potentially expanded further eastward into the Sassanian Empire? Or would it have been absorbed either by the Romans or Sassanians...
  15. Sarthak

    Emperor Gaozong and Pei restore Narsieh to a rump Sassanian State.

    So the son of Peroz III, Narseih was going to Persia, or more specifically the Persian steppes to be restored to the sassanian throne with the aid of a noble named Pei with the backing of the Tang Dynasty. Apparently the plan was to liberate transoxiana, and then restore Peroz III's rump state...
  16. Lady Visenya

    WI: Arab Conquests Start Ten Years Later

    Let's say that due to internal issues, it takes longer for the Arabs to be properly united after the death of Muhammad. How does this influence the course of events? Could Antioch remain held by the Romans? Could Mesopotamia be kept by the Persians? Or would the Arabs still conquer as they did...
  17. The Darling of the World - A Persian TL
    Threadmarks: Part 1: Known Unknown

    ---------------------- Part 1: Known Unknown One of the most frustrating but important battles to study by far is the Battle of Resaena, which took place in what was then Roman Syria in 243. Other than the fact that Roman and Persian arms clashed with great ferocity when the event took place...
  18. GauchoBadger

    PC/WI: Zoroastrian Russia?

    A weird scenario that recently came to my mind. So, Assume that Persia either manages to beat Byzantium into submission (or at least complacence) at the culmination of the Byzantine-Sassanian Wars in the early 7th century, thus attaining the top dog position in western and middle Asia for the...
  19. WI: Sassanian-Tang alliance reconquer Persia from the caliphate?

    After the exiled Persian king Peroz III died in China in 679, his son Narseh was given an army by the Tang emperor to reconquer Persia. The project failed, the Chinese army stopped after retaking the Tarim basin and Narseh was unable to rally the Persians to his cause. But what if the...
  20. Mr_Fanboy

    Early Islamic Conquests if the Sasanids had defeated the Byzantine Empire

    I am not an expert on this era, but imagine a world where the Sasanian Empire of Persia had defeated the Byzantine Empire at some point during the later stages of their final war from 602 to 628 - that is, at some point in the 620s. I am sure that there are any number of points of divergence...
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