sassanian empire

  1. The Darling of the World
    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. GoulashComrade

    Rightly Guided: Zaid ibn Haritha and his Rashidun Caliphate
    Threadmarks: The Battle of Mut'ah

    "In Ayannid-era hagiographical works of Seerah and modern academic treatments of the Prophet’s life alike, there is a tendency to relegate the Ghazwah of Mut’ah to a role of utter insignificance. This has mostly been due to fact that the confrontation at Mut’ah didn't result in any lasting...
  6. GauchoBadger

    WI: Valerian defeats Shapur

    IOTL, roman forces clashed with sassanian persian forces at the Battle of Edessa, in 260 AD. The persians ended up winning, and even captured the roman emperor, Valerian, who was held captive by the persian king Shapur until his death. So, what if the battle had a reverse outcome, with Shapur...
  7. Whiteshore

    WI: Arab "Genghis Khan" in the 7th century

    What if instead of Muhammad uniting the Arab tribes under the banner of Islam in the 7th century (let's say Muhammad dies a sickly infant), a Genghis Khan/Temujin-esque figure had united the Arab tribes under his banner and launched a campaign of expansion against the weakened Byzantine and...
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