Falko Daim , Neslihan Asutay-Effenberger (Eds.)
Sasanidische Spuren in der byzantinischen, kaukasischen und islamischen Kunst und Kultur
Sasanian Elements in Byzantine, Caucasian and Islamic Art and CultureByzanz zwischen Orient und Okzident
The empire of the Persian Sassanids (AD 224-651) extended over the area of modern-day Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Even the Caucasus regions lay under their political influence. Many elements of Sassanian art and culture can be found in neighbouring lands, such as the Byzantine Empire and Christian Caucasus, and, following the fall of the Sassanids, continued in those areas under Islamic control which had developed on their former territory.
In order to investigate the continuing role of the Sassanian Persians and their culture, in September 2017 an international conference was held in the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz. The papers given by academics from various disciplines are published in the present volume.