Persian Army of the Sassanid Dynasty

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Persian Army of the Sassanid Dynasty

Postby Marc Romanych » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:53 pm

A short, but interesting piece on the Persian Army of the Sassanid Dynasty.

The Persian army under the Sassanid dynasty of Late antiquity was an extremely efficient force, more loyal and reliable than its Parthian predecessor. The heavy cavalry or cataphracts, taken from the Azadan or minor Persian nobility (feudal nobles) were its core divisions. The 10.000 knights guarding the King of Kings, the Zhayedan or Immortals, were cataphracts as well. ... anid-army/
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