Byzantium and Sassanid Empire

1999 WordsFeb 26, 20188 Pages
In the early start of the post-classical era two empires existed that were among the first wave of post-classical empires. They were the Byzantine Empire and the Persian Sassanid Empire. They Byzantine Empire was known to be a continuation of the Roman Empire that lasted for one-thousand years. Although this sounds like an achievement the one-thousand year Byzantine Empire was not as great as it is expected to be. The Sassanid Empire that lied just east of the Byzantine Empire, or in present day Iran was also a continuation of previous Persian Empires. During the post-classical era in Eurasia the Byzantine’s and the Sassanid’s were two empires that shared similarities and differences in their political institutions, social structures, dependence on trade and their economy, and in their declination during the seventh century Common Era. The Byzantines were a post-classical representation of the Romans while the Sassanid’s were a continued empire from late Persian Dynasties, and both of these continuation empires were comparable in political structure, social structure, and their declination. The political institution of Byzantium was similar to Political institution since both were centralized states, however both were not completely the same since the Byzantine’s copied the Romans and the Persians copied the previous dynasties of Persia. The Byzantine Empire and the Persian Empire did not differ too much in their social structure, both mainly represented a model for
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