Akhawayni; a Persian neuropsychiatrist of the 10th century A.D.

The renown in medicine in the Islamic Golden Age is indebted to Persian scholars including Haly Abbas (949–982 AD), Rhazes (865–925 AD), Avicenna (980–1032 AD) etc. Continue reading “Akhawayni; a Persian neuropsychiatrist of the 10th century A.D.”

Byzantium, Persia and China: Interstate relations on the eve of the Islamic conquest

By Samuel Lieu

The destruction of the Hephthalite Empire in Transoxiana by the combined forces of the Shahanshah Khusrau Anushirvan and the Western Turks in the sixth century (c. A.D. 557) was an event of great significance to the history of China’s trade and diplomatic contacts with the western empires of Iran and Byzantium. Continue reading “Byzantium, Persia and China: Interstate relations on the eve of the Islamic conquest”

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