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Khosrau I Anushirvan (531 – 579), his Epoch and his Life History and Homily in the History of Miskawayh Khosrau I Anushirvan (531 – 579), his Epoch and his Life History and Homily in the History of Miskawayh

Dmitry Mishin

Khosrau I Anushirvan (531 – 579), his Epoch and his Life History and Homily in the History of Miskawayh

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN

Moskva, 2014, 696 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-588-7

The research is devoted to the rule history of Sasanian Tsar of Iran Khosrou I Anushirvan (531 – 579) and two relatively less-investigated sources on it ascribed to the monarch himself – “Life History” and “Homily” which were found in the works of Muslim writers: Miskawayh (died in 1030) and An-Nuvajri (died in 1332/33). On the basis of comparative analysis of the sources the author reconstructs historical reality of Khosrau rule. The findings pose the questions: do these sources concern this Tsar and can they be considered authentic?

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