The sixth issue of Historia i Świat (2017) has been published. Many papers of this issue are related to our interest:
- Svyatoslav V. SMIRNOV: Notes on Timarchos’ Iconography: Dioscuri Type
- Mozhgan KHANMORADI & Kamal Aldin NIKNAMI: An Analytical Approach to Investigate the Parthians Painted Stuccoes from Qal‘eh-i Yazdigird, Western Iran
- Ilkka SYVÄNNE: Parthian Cataphract vs. the Roman Army 53 BC-AD 224
- Morteza KHANIPOOR, Hosseinali KAVOSH & Reza NASERI: The reliefs of Naqš-e Rostam and a reflection on a forgotten relief, Iran
- Gholamreza KARAMIAN & Kaveh FARROKH: Sassanian stucco decorations from the Ramavand (Barz Qawaleh) excavations in the Lorestan Province of Iran
- Katarzyna MAKSYMIUK: The capture Ḥaṭrā in light of military and political activities of Ardašīr I
- Michael Richard JACKSON BONNER: A Brief Military History of the Later Reign of Šapur II
- Patryk SKUPNIEWICZ: The bullae of the spahbedan. Some iconographic remarks
- Joan ZOUBERI: The role of religion in the foreign affairs of Sasanian Iran and the Later Roman Empire (330-630 A.D.)
- Tomasz SIŃCZAK: New Russian view on Sassanid Empire. Polemic with book: М. Мочалов, Д. Полежаев, Держава Сасанидов 224 – 653 годы, Москва 2016
The Journal of Persianate Studies is a peer-reviewed publication of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies.
For a table of contents, see below:
- Daniel Beckman: “King Artaxerxes’ Aegean Policy“
- Jason M. Silverman: “Achaemenid Creation and Second Isaiah“
- Didier Gazagnadou: “The Iranian Origin of the Word ‘Barid’”
- Hatim Mahamid: “Persecutions against Ismaʿili Missionaries in Central Asia: The Case of Nāser Khosrow“
- Farajollah Ahmadi: “Communication and the Consolidation of the British Position in the Persian Gulf, 1860s–1914“
- Richard Foltz: “The “Original” Kurdish Religion? Kurdish Nationalism and the False Conflation of the Yezidi and Zoroastrian Traditions“
- Yaghoob Foroutan: “The Construction of Religious Identity in Contemporary Iran: A Sociological Perspective“
The second issue of Studia Iranica 45 (2016) has been published. Three papers of this issue are related to our interest:
The presence in the Wizīdagīhā ī Zādspram 28,6 of an explicit reference to the figure 6666 in connection with the manifestation of Ahreman’s arrival into the world immediately suggests a direct comparison with the ‘Number of the Beast’, 666, appearing in the Apocalypse of John, 13, 17-18. The author analyses many symbolic interpretations of this number and its importance in the Early Christian tradition, in particular in the framework of Irenaeus’s Adversus Haereses and the related chiliadic milieu. While the presence of this number in the Mazdean context seems to be another evidence supporting the thesis of a Western influence on Iranian apocalypticism (in spite of the apparent absence of Syriac versions of the Apocalypse of John in earlier times), the circulation of millenaristic doctrines presents a more complex situation, in which also the Iranian component should have played its remarkable impact in earlier times.
- BENKATO, Adam: Sogdian Letter Fragments in Manichaean Script
A number of Sogdian letter fragments are preserved from the Manichaean communities in Turfan. Although the majority are written in the Sogdian script, a small number are written in a cursive variety of the Manichaean script found only in these texts. Their edition and study provides a brief glimpse into the dynamics of the community. Furthermore, the first paleographic analysis of Manichaean cursive is undertaken.
Ancient Near Eastern Studies is a refereed journal and accepts original articles devoted to the languages and cultures of the ancient Near East. The geographical area on which we primarily focus includes the modern lands of Egypt, Israel, West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Sheikhdoms. Manuscripts on related languages and cultures in neighbouring regions will also be considered.
Several papers and reviews of Volume 53 of Ancient Near Eastern Studies are related to Iran:
- KHARANAGHI, M. Hossein Azizi , THOMALSKY, Judith , KHANIPOOR, Morteza , JAFARI, M. Javad: “Archaeological Research at Tappeh Pahlavan, North Khorasan Province (Northeastern Iran)“
- NIKNAMI, Kamal Aldin, MIRGHADERI, Mohammad Amin, ALIBAIGI, Sajjad, BAHRAMIYAN, Saeid: “Middle and Late Bronze Age Sites in Sarfirouzabad Plain, Western Central Zagros, Iran“
- ALIBAIGI, Sajjad, KHOSRAVI, Shokouh: “The Neo-Assyrian Bronze Coffin Discovered in Sarāb-e Qareh Dāneh, Kouzarān; Kermānshāh: A Clue to an Important Burial in Western Irān“
- McANALLY, Jay: “Herodotus 2.61.2 and the Mwdon- of Caromemphitae“
- NIKNAMI, Kamal Aldin, NADERI, Sona: “Sasanian Clay Sealing Collection in the Bandar Abbas Museum of Iran“
Issue seven of “Anabasis“, edited by Marek Jan Olbrycht is out now. Several papers and reviews of this issue are related to ancient Iran:
- Marek Jan Olbrycht: The Sacral Kingship of the Early Arsacids I. Fire Cult and Kingly Glory
- Nikolaus L. Overtoom: The Rivalry of Rome and Parthia in the Sources from the Augustan Age to Late Antiquity
- Martin Schottky: Vorarbeiten zu einer Königsliste Kaukasisch-Iberiens. 5. Im Schatten Schapurs II
- Xiaoyan Qi: Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, Empire, Authority, and Autonomy in Achaemenid Anatolia, Cam-bridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013
- Jeffrey D. Lerner: Robert Rollinger, Alexander und die großen Ströme. Die Flussüberquerungen im Lichte altorientalischer Pioniertechniken (Schwimmschläuche, Keleks und Pontonbrücken), Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz Verlag, 2013
- Erich Kettenhofen: Rabbo l‘olmyn «Maître pour l‘Éternité». Florilège offert à Philippe Gignoux pour son 80e anniversaire. Textes réunis par Rika Gyselen et Christelle Jullien, Paris: Association pour l’avancement des Études Iraniennes, 2011
Issue three of “Estudios Iranios y Turanios”, edited by A. Cantera and J. Ferrer-Losilla and dedicated to Prof. Helmut Humbach’s 95th birthday, is out now.
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Issue 26 of the Bulletin of the Asia Institute will be published in December. The information on this issue is not yet available on the journal’s website, but the content has been circulated. We are publishing the table of content based on a request by the journal.
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- Zsuzsanna Gulácsi and Jason BeDuhn, “The Religion of Wirkak and Wiyusi: The Zoroastrian Iconographic Program on a Sogdian Sarcophagus from Sixth-Century X’ian”
- Harry Falk, “’Buddhist’ Metalware from Gandhara”
- Dieter Weber, “Studies in Some Documents from the ‘Pahlavi Archive’”
- Martin Schwartz, “Pahlavi = Adiantum capillus-veneris L.: Ethnobotany, Etymology, and Iranian Cultural History”
- Ofir Haim, “An Early Judeo-Persian Letter Sent from Ghazna to Bāmiyān (Ms. Heb. 4°8333.29)”
- Siam Bhayro, “Sergius of Reš ʿAyna’s Syriac Translations of Galen: Their Scope, Motivation, and Influence”
- David Frendo, “Alexander’s Anti-Persian Rhetoric and the Destruction of the Achaemenid Empire: A Re-examination of the Sources”
- Michele Minardi, “New Data on the Central Monument of Akchakhan-kala”
- Ali Mousavi, ”Shahyar Adle (1944–2015)”
- CANTERA. Vers une édition de la liturgie longue zoroastrienne: Pensées et travaux préliminaires (Skjærvø)
- HILL. Through the Jade Gate—China to Rome. A Study of the Silk Routes 1st to 2nd Centuries CE (Dien)
- BAUMER. The History of Central Asia: The Age of the Silk Roads (Rose)
- WHITFIELD. Life along the Silk Road (Rose)
- FALK, ED. Kushan Histories: Literary Sources and Selected Papers from a Symposium at Berlin, December 5 to 7, 2013 (Bromberg)
- SHAYEGAN. Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran: From Gaumāta to Wahnām (Brosius)
- JULLIEN, ED. Husraw Ier: Reconstructions d’un règne. Sources et documents (Choksy and Dubeansky)
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The third published issue of International Journal of the Society of Iranian Archaeologists 2 (3) (2016) is dedicated to the Persian Gulf. For a table of contents and access to articles, see below or visit this page.
Cameron A. Petrie: “Kaftati and Kaftari-Related Ceramics in Southwest Iran and the Persian Gulf”
Lloyd Weeks: “Iran and the Bronze Age Metals Trade in the Persian Gulf”
Hossein Tofighian & Farhang Khademi Nadooshan: “Ancient Maritime Trade in the Persian Gulf: the Evidence of Sassanid Torpedo Amphoras”
Touraj Daryaee: “The Sasanian ‘Mare Nostrum’: The Persian Gulf”