Battle of Spahan
|Battle of Spahan|
|Part of Islamic conquest of Persia|
Picture of one the few remaining Zoroastrian temples in Isfahan
|Rashidun Caliphate||Sasanian Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Abdallah ibn Abdallah||
Shahrvaraz Jadhuyih †|
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Spahan was fought between the Rashidun Caliphate and the Sasanian Empire in 642. The Arabs were victorious during the battle, where they reportedly killed the Mihran commander Shahrvaraz Jadhuyih. After the battle, the Arabs made peace with Fadhusfan, the governor of the city. According to Abu No'aym, many people were killed or enslaved after the conquest and the settlement pattern of the region changed. Isfahan capitulated by 644 after a faw failed revolts and treaties for paying taxes and tributes in exchange for military protection were drawn up.
- Parvaneh Pourshariati, The Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire, 247.
- ISFAHAN vi. MEDIEVAL PERIOD, Hossein Kamaly, Encyclopaedia Iranica
- Pourshariati, Parvaneh (2008). Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84511-645-3.