Houchang Nahavandi who was a politican

Over time studies of homeland’s glorious history and present reality of a declined Qajar period led many to question what led to Iran’s decline. Ultimately persian history was categorized into two periods pre-Islamic and Islamic. Homeland’s pre-Islamic period was seen as prosperous while the Arab invasions were seen as, ‘a political catastrophe that pummelled the superior Iranian civilization under its hoof.’