Erica Ehrenberg, “Achaemenid Visual Representations of Royal Figures,” Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, 2017, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/achaemenid-visual-reps (accessed on 16 May 2017).
Visual representations of Achaemenid kings, while indebted to established Mesopotamian iconographic conventions, betray distinct understandings of sovereignty. Royal reliefs, glyptic and molded bricks are highly modeled, a trait that has been attributed to the influence of Greek carvers but could readily have been a further development of Late Babylonian stylistic precedent.
Szántó, Iván (ed.). 2015. From Aṣl to Zā’id: Essays in honour of Éva M. Jeremiás (Acta et Studia XIII). Pilis-csaba: The Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies.
Covering a wide range of subjects within the general field of Iranian studies, this collection of essays consists of contributions by twenty scholars. Most articles concentrate on Persian linguistics.
A number of further essays discuss Persian literature, historiography; religion, science ; and art. The volume contains numerous illustrations, mostly in colour, and it includes a comprehensive bibliography of Éva M. Jeremiás up to 2015.
Table of Contents:
- C. EDMUND BOSWORTH: The poet ‘Asjadī and early Ghaznavid history
- MÁRIA GÓSY: Similarities and differences in the early acquisition of grammar by Persian and Hungarian children
- ELA FILIPPONE: The so-called Old Persian ‘potential construction’ (being Text production strategies and translation strategies in the Achaemenid documentation, III)
- BERT G. FRAGNER: Orientalismus in Abenteuererzählungen aus der frühen Sowjetunion
- CARINA JAHANI: Complex predicates and the issue of transitivity: The case of Southern Balochi
- ANNA KRASNOWOLSKA: The Sarmatian myth and Poland’s nineteenth-century Orientalism
- PAUL LUFT: Authenticity and identity of Qājār poetry on stone and paper
- MARIA MACUCH: Precision orientated legal language in the Sasanian law of inheritance
- ÁGNES NÉMETH: How do young Iranians speak?
- PAOLA ORSATTI: Spoken features in classical Persian texts: subordinate conditional clauses without a conjunction
- ANTONIO CLEMENTE DOMENICO PANAINO: Jesus’ trimorphisms and tetramorphisms in the meeting with the Magi
- ADRIANO V. ROSSI: Diglossia in Persian
- CHRISTINE VAN RUYMBEKE: Sir William Jones and the Anwār-i Suhaylī. Containing a fortuitous but nevertheless essential note on the Orient Pearls
- ‘ALI ASHRAF SADEGHI: Rare forms of personal endings in some Classical Persian texts
- NICHOLAS AND URSULA SIMS-WILLIAMS: Rustam and his zīn-i palang
- IVÁN SZÁNTÓ: Bahāʼ al-Dīn al-‘Amilī and the visual arts
- KATALIN TORMA: Georgius Gentius and the early reception of the Gulistān in Hungary
- ZIVA VESEL: Les figures astrologiques dans les traités persans
- SIBYLLE WENTKER: A visit of the Shah. Vienna and the false Rūznāma of Nāṣir al-Dīn Shah
About the Editor:
Iván Szántó (PhD 2009) is a scholar of Art History with special focus on Iranian Art and staff member of The Institute of Iranian studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).