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König und Gefolgschaft im Sasanidenreich : Zum Verhältnis zwischen Monarch und imperialer Elite im spätantiken Persien

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BÖRM, Henning, 2018. König und Gefolgschaft im Sasanidenreich : Zum Verhältnis zwischen Monarch und imperialer Elite im spätantiken Persien. In: DREWS, Wolfram, ed.. Die Interaktion von Herrschern und Eliten in imperialen Ordnungen des Mittelalters. Berlin, Germany:De Gruyter, pp. 23-42. ISBN 978-3-11-057412-8. Available under: doi: 10.1515/9783110574128-002

@incollection{Borm2018-09-24Konig-45314, title={König und Gefolgschaft im Sasanidenreich : Zum Verhältnis zwischen Monarch und imperialer Elite im spätantiken Persien}, year={2018}, doi={10.1515/9783110574128-002}, number={8}, isbn={978-3-11-057412-8}, address={Berlin, Germany}, publisher={De Gruyter}, series={Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung : Beihefte}, booktitle={Die Interaktion von Herrschern und Eliten in imperialen Ordnungen des Mittelalters}, pages={23--42}, editor={Drews, Wolfram}, author={Börm, Henning} }

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