Khodadad Rezakhani

a silver plate depicting the Sasanid King Peroz I on a hunting expedition. Opposite: Khosraw II on a relief in Taq. Ⓒ Bridgeman Images

Iran, despite its conquest by the armies of Islam, retained its own Persian language and much of its culture. Khodadad Rezakhani examines the process by which a Zoroastrian empire became part of the Islamic world.