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By Matthew P. Canepa

This pioneering examine examines a pivotal interval within the background of Europe and the close to East. Spanning the traditional and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared excellent of sacred kingship that emerged within the overdue Roman and Persian empires. Bridging the conventional divide among classical and Iranian heritage, this ebook brings to lifestyles the outstanding courts of 2 international powers that deeply affected the cultures of medieval Europe, Byzantium, Islam, South Asia, and China.

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