Nasir al-Assistant professor University of Kufa, Iraq. Post–doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Ph.D.(2008) University of Tehran and University of Kufa (Iraq), publications include: Sasanian State in Arabic sources: A Study of the Political History(in Arabic) (Damascus: 2008); The Debate between State and Religion in the Sasanian Period (in Arabic) (Beirut: 2010).
The Short Chronicle is an eyewitness report on the demise of the Sasanian and Byzantines Empires and the beginning of the Islamic period. It uses official Sasanian sources and Syriac church documents and mentions for the first time new Arab cities, including Mosul, Kufa, and Baṣra.
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