Brill is proud to announce a new peer-reviewed series in Persian studies, as a continuation of the Pembroke Papers, founded and edited by Charles Melville in Cambridge. This interdisciplinary series aims to support the study of medieval and pre-modern Persian literature and art in historical context. The publications will focus on the greater Persian world extending into Central Asia and the Indian sub-continent, and also include Persian culture in the Ottoman Empire and Caucasus. Studies in Persian Cultural History welcomes book proposals for critical and annotated text editions, as well as monographs and edited volumes.
Studies in Persian Cultural History
Charles Melville, Cambridge University, Gabrielle van den Berg Leiden University , Sunil Sharma Boston University
Chad G. Lingwood, Grand Valley State University, Michigan
In Politics, Poetry, and Sufism in Medieval Iran Chad Lingwood offers new insights into the political significance of poetry and Sufism at the Āq Qoyūnlū court of Sulṭān Ya‘qūb.
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 ...
Parivash Jamzadeh demonstrates how the propaganda material used during Alexander the Great’s military campaign to conquer the Achaemenid empire shows multiple layers of Iranian influences. She also shows that the studied sources do not always offer an accurate account of the contemporary Iranian ...
Charles Melville, University of Cambridge and Gabrielle van den Berg, Leiden University (eds.)
This volume explores different aspects of the reception of Firdausi’s Shahnama or ‘Book of Kings’, both within Iran and in neighbouring lands.
Edited by Charles Melville
The first volume in the series Studies in Persian Cultural History is the edited volume based on the papers from the Second Shahnama round-table, held in 2003 in Cambridge and published by Charles Melville in 2006 (The Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge). This ...
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