The Making of Turan: The Fall and Transformation of the Iranian East in Late Antiquity

@article{Payne2016TheMO,
  title={The Making of Turan: The Fall and Transformation of the Iranian East in Late Antiquity},
  author={Richard E. Payne},
  journal={Journal of Late Antiquity},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={4 - 41}
}
Abstract:Contemporaneously with the fall and transformation of the Roman West, the Iranian Empire yielded its East to Hun—and later Turk—conquerors. This article traces the development of post-Iranian regimes through the dynamic interplay of nomadic and sedentary political institutions in the fourth through early seventh centuries. The conquerors adopted Iranian institutions, integrated the Iranian aristocracy, and presented themselves as the legitimate heirs of the kings of kings in a manner… 
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