Skip to comments.628: Khosrau II, Sassanid emperor
Posted on 02/28/2023 8:48:02 AM PST by CheshireTheCat
On this date (or very close to it) in 628, the Persian emperor Khosrau* II was put to death by the order of his son and usurper.
Chip off the old block, that boy, since he was taking power the same way as Khosrau himself had done way back in 590. But with the old man’s fall, the Sassanid Empire entered its death spiral: by 651, it would be overwhelmed by the armies of Islam.
Little could the younger Khosrau have conceived of his glorious Persian state laid low by these desert zealots! Persia’s last great pre-Muslim empire flourished in Khosrau’s heyday.
Briefly deposed in his youth, Khosrau reinstated himself with the aid of the Byzantines — ironic aid, in retrospect. After his Constantinople angel Emperor Maurice was deposed and slain in 602, Khosrau availed the pretext of vengeance to make war on Byzantium....
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At this time, the Persian empire was so decadent and corrupt, that it’s easy to see why Islam (technologically inferior in most ways) was able to defeat them.
Don’t know if it’s true. I read the Turks had a way of selecting their new ruler if there were multiple males. At close to the time of the old age of their father they would all be Put a gilded cage (guess that means a locked up wing of the palace).
The one that came out alive would be the ruler.
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