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Parwīz, K̲h̲usraw (II)
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, Sāsānid emperor 591-628, and the last great ruler of this dynasty before the invading Arabs overthrew the Persian empire. The MP name Parwīz “victorious” is explained in al-Ṭabarī, i, 995, 1065, as al-muẓaffar and al-manṣūr ; the name was Arabised as Abarwīz (see Justi, Iranisches Namenbuch , 19).

For the main events of his long reign (dominated by the struggles with the Byzantines over the buffer-state Armenia and over control of the Fertile Crescent in general, culminating in the Persian invasion of Egypt in 619, but then the riposte by t…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Parwīz, K̲h̲usraw (II)”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6088>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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