Asuristan


Asuristan

Asuristan (Assyria) was a province of the Sassanid Empire (226–651). The territory was taken during the fall of the Parthian Empire. The Sassanians renamed Babylon, to Asuristan. [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0041-977X(1997)60%3A2%3C349%3ATEOTBT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-X] [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/art-2031/The-Sasanian-empire-at-the-time-of-Shapur-I?articleTypeId=1 Iran: Sasanian Empire - Britannica Online Encyclopedia ] ] The region was previously known as Mesopotamia and is nowadays known as Iraq. [ [http://www.iranchamber.com/history/median/median.php History of Iran: Median Empire ] ] The province for the most part streched from Mosul to Adiabene. [The Decline of Iranshahr: Irrigation and Environments in the History of the Middle East, By Peter Christensen. Page 291-292] While the official religion of the Sassanid empire was Zoroastrians during the third and fourth century, Jews and Christians outnumbered them in the Asuristan province. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=7iAbUEaXnfEC&pg=PA6&dq=asuristan&sig=gdqI2x8ZeXoXJQMsM-8_D3hO1yo The Fire, the Star and the Cross: Minority Religions in Medieval and Early Modern Iran, By Aptin Khanbaghi, page 6] ] Its inhabitants were mostly working as agricultural. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=y7IHmyKcPtYC&pg=PA760&dq=asuristan&sig=kyp_4akV6wDt1BG4gEZijMnxwFQ The Cambridge History of Iran edited by W.B. Fischer, Ilya Gershevitch, Ehsan Yarshster] ]

ee also

*Assyria (Persian province)
*Assyria (Roman province)
*Sennacherib II
*Mesopotamia

External links

* [http://www.ancientsites.com/aw/Post/150913&authorid=90 The Shahr (province) of Asuristan]

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