• Hamma Mirwaisi’s “Return of the Medes: An Analysis of Iranian History” (Wheatmark Publishers, page 142) published in 2010.
  • Lyle J. Goldstein, Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson (2009). China goes to sea: maritime transformation in comparative historical perspective.US Naval Institute Press.
  • Michael Burgen’s “Empires of Ancient Persia“ (Shoreline Publishing Group, 2009, pp.  33, 30, 66).  Note one of the Quotes:

Kaveh Farrokh says the lance duel between artabanus and ardashir was the first of its kind. in ancient times,great warriors were known to fight one-on-one. the sassanians,however, seem to have created rules for this kind of warfare, which they always fought on horseback with lances. The winning soldier won not just for himself, but for his army. The forces on both sides accepted that the winner of the duel was the winner of the whole battle. These rules also applied later to lance duels, called jousts, between sassanians and romans. Jousting remained a part of combat in asia and Europe for centuries, and was later turned into a sport. instead of trying to kill an opponent, riders simply showed their skills with a lance on horseback. Jousting matches are still held today, and jousting is the official state sport of Maryland.

  • Farrokh’s book is now cited in Webster’s “”Persia: Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases“” (ICON Group International, 2008, pp.61).
  • Primceton University Press text “Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome” by Victor Davis Hanson (who despite being a Eurocentrist) who has cited (on page 29) Farrokh’s text as one of the major recent references for ancient Iran’s military history.  This was published in 2010.