By scrutinizing every possible Persian and European written source on the subject, Negar Habibi discusses the paintings known as farangi sāz, and in particular those of ʿAli Qoli Jebādār, one of Iran’s most important Safavid artists of the 2nd half of the 17th century....
Christine van Ruymbeke offers a first in-depth analysis of the contents and style of Kashefi’s Anvar-e Sohayli (15th c. AD). This analysis also addresses the Kalila wa-Dimna field, across its full rewriting history.
Arthur Upham Pope and A New Survey of Persian Art re-addresses the role of the American pioneer in the study of Persian cultural heritage - Arthur Upham Pope (1881–1969) - in the development of Persian art scholarship and connoisseurship during the twentieth century.
Through an examination of a wide range of medieval sources and a close textual study of the account about Ardashīr in the Shāhnāma, Nasrin Askari demonstrates that medieval authors understood Firdausī’s opus primarily as a mirror for princes
In Qazaqlïq, or Ambitious Brigandage, and the Formation of the Qazaqs Joo-Yup Lee examines the formation of the Qazaqs and other group identities within the context of the role of the cossack/qazaqlïq phenomenon in state formation in post-Mongol Central Eurasia.
This work argues that the Sistani Cycle of Epics constitutes a genre of historiography, retaining reflections of events of Iran’s antiquity, notably the affairs of the Sistani kingdom and its relationship to the Parthian throne circa 1st century BCE- 2nd century CE.
Marjolijn van Zutphen, Amsterdam Free University (VU)
In Farāmarz, the Sistāni Hero Marjolijn van Zutphen discusses the role played by the legendary warrior Farāmarz in the shorter and the longer Farāmarznāme, compared to his appearances in several other later epic poems and in Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāme.
Critical Edition and Introduction by Mehrdad Fallahzadeh, Uppsala University and Forogh Hashabeiky, Uppsala University
This study provides a critical edition of chapters nine and ten of Muḥīṭ al-tavārīkh (The Sea of Chronicles) by Muḥammad Amīn b. Mīrzā Muḥammad Zamān Bukhārī (Ṣūfīyānī). Muḥīṭ al-tavārīkh is a valuable source for the study of late seventeenth-century Central Asian history, historiography, and...