Michael Richard Jackson Bonner. Three neglected sources of Sasanian history in the reign of Khusraw Anushirvan (2011)
|Title:||Three neglected sources of Sasanian history in the reign of Khusraw Anushirvan|
|Author:||Michael Richard Jackson Bonner|
|Series:||Studia Iranica: cahier 46|
|Publisher:||Association pour l’avancement des études iraniennes|
|File:||PDF, 29.7 MB|
This cahier deals with the criticism of three sources: Dīnawarī’s al-Akhbār al-Ṭiwāl, the so-called Sīrat Ānūsharwān, and Firdawsī’s Shāhnāma. The need to examine these sources arises from a re-evaluation of Nöldeke’s Khudāy-Nāma hypothesis; a case is built for the independence and utility of those three sources; and four test cases follow, in which the sources are put to work on issues of central importance in the history of sixth-century Iran. The conclusion is a narrative integrating the findings of the test cases into the broad picture of Sasanian history.