Sassanid Shahs and the Hephthalites
Lecture no. 13 from the course: The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes
Taught by Professor Kenneth W. Harl | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
To understand the history of the Hephthalites or "White Huns" and the Gök Turks in context, look at the Sassanid Empire—the contemporary rival to the late Roman world—from the monarchy’s aspirations to the way its Neo-Persian shahs came into conflict with Rome and these nomadic peoples.