Observation of the Role of Climate and Geography in the War Planning of the Sasanian Spāh (Army)

Kaveh Farrokh

Volume 1, 1; Special Issue: Nature in Ancient Iranian Arts and Texts; edited by Helen Giunashvili and Mohammad Amin Mirghaderi , November 2023, , Pages 61-70


  The Sasanian spāh (army) is well known for its application of war doctrines and tactics, military architecture and logistics; however, there have been no academic analyses as to the role of geography, climate and the weaponization of the elements in warfare. This article examines (1) the spāh’s ...  Read More