sassanid empire

  1. SunKing105

    WI: Rashidun stop at Mesopotamia?

    While looking from a broad macro-historical perspective the conquests were quick and inevitable after the devastation of the war of 602-628 and the various internal crises both the Byzantines and Sassanids had to deal with afterward, Umar(RA), after defeating the Byzantines and Sassanids at...
  2. SunKing105

    WI; Bahram Chobin overthrows the Sassanids?

    Bahram Chobin was a general from the Mihranid clan that attempted to revolt against Hormizd IV and restore the Arsacid Empire. Around 590, after achieving a victory against the Hephthalites, he revolted and seized the throne for a year, before being deposed by Vistahm and Vinduyih, who had...
  3. SunKing105

    WI: Kavad executed?

    In 496 AD, the nobles of the Sassanid realm met and agreed to imprison Shahanshah Kavad I, due to several reasons, most prominent being his execution of Sukhra, and his actions regarding the emerging Mazdakist sect. Gushnaspdad proposed that he be killed, but that proposal was rejected, and he...
  4. SunKing105

    WI: Yazdegerd III dies in 633, Persia balkanized?

    I couldn't find a convenient event to use as my POD, there wasn't anything in the sources, but this is alternate history, maybe he dies from a minor recurrence of the Plague of Sheroe, and subsequenly, the Sassanid realm is balkanized, with central authority completely collapsing, and local...
  5. DBAHC: Swap the fates of the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires

    We all know what happened after the death of Muhammad. The newly Muslim Arabs spread out of Arabia, warring against both the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires. But while they completely conquered the former, the latter managed to hold on despite the beating it took. Your challenge is to have it so...
  6. 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...
  7. Heraclius is overthrown in 610?

    So I just found out in Wikipedia that the Byzantine emperor Phocas, almost universally hated in this forum (and for a good reason), had a brother named Comentiolus who attempted to avenge his brother's death by overthrowing Heraclius. Apparently, he had led an army from Ancyra, in the middle of...
  8. Whiteshore

    AHC: Byzantium and Sassanian Persia reverse fates

    With a POD after 610, your challenge is for the Byzantine Empire crumble before the Arab invasion while the Sassanid Empire, despite losing large swathes of territory, manages to hang on in its "heartland" (roughly modern-day Iran) and survive for a few more centuries. Bonus points if you manage...
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