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Handbook of comparative and historical Indo-European linguistics

Klein, Jared S., Brian D. Joseph & Matthias Fritz (eds.). 2017. Handbook of comparative and historical Indo-European linguistics: An international handbook (Handbücher Zur Sprach- Und Kommunikationswissenschaft (HSK) 41/1). Berlin; Boston: de Gruyter.
This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction. For “classic” linguistics there appears to be a need for a review of the state of the art which will provide a reference base for the rapid advances in research undertaken from a variety of theoretical standpoints, while in the more recent branches of communication science the handbooks will give researchers both an verview and orientation. To attain these objectives, the series will aim for a standard comparable to that of the leading handbooks in other disciplines, and to this end will strive for comprehensiveness, theoretical explicitness, reliable documentation of data and findings, and up-to-date methodology. The editors, both of the series and of the individual volumes, and the individual contributors, are committed to this aim. The languages of publication are English, German, and French. The main aim of the series is to provide an appropriate account of the state of the art in the various areas of linguistics and communication science covered by each of the various handbooks; however no inflexible pre-set limits will be imposed on the scope of each volume. The series is open-ended, and can thus take account of further developments in the field. This conception, coupled with the necessity of allowing adequate time for each volume to be prepared with the necessary care, means that there is no set time-table for the publication of the whole series. Each volume will be a self-contained work, complete in itself. The order in which the handbooks are published does not imply any rank ordering, but is determined by the way in which the series is organized; the editor of the whole series enlist a competent editor for each individual volume. Once the principal editor for a volume has been found, he or she then has a completely free hand in the choice of co-editors and contributors. The editors plan each volume independently of the others, being governed only by general formal principles. The series editor only intervene where questions of delineation between individual volumes are concerned. It is felt that this (modus operandi) is best suited to achieving the objectives of the series, namely to give a competent account of the present state of knowledge and of the perception of the problems in the area covered by each volume.
Seven chapters of the first volume of the Handbook of comparative and historical Indo-European linguistics are dedicated to Iranian linguistics:
  • Prods Oktor Skjærvø: “The documentation of Iranian”, 471–481.
  • Alberto Cantera: “The phonology of Iranian”, 481-503
  • Prods Oktor Skjærvø: “The morphology of Iranian”, 503-549
  • Thomas Jügel: “The syntax of Iranian”, 549-566
  • Velizar Sadovski: “The lexicon of Iranian”, 566-599
  • Philip Huyse: “The dialectology of Iranian”, 599-608
  • Agnes Korn: “The evolution of Iranian”, 608-624

Iran Nameh: A new series

 Iran Nameh: New Series, Vol 1, No 1, Spring 2016.

Here is the preface of editor (Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi) for this new series:

With the publication of this issue, Iran Nameh is re-launched as an independent Iranian Studies quarterly. Iran Nameh began publication in fall 1982 under the auspices of the Foundation for Iranian Studies. The Foundation generously supported Iran Nameh until Winter 2016, when funding for the journal was discontinued. Via the urging of our readership and contributors, and despite serious financial difficulties, the editorial office has decided to continue the publication of Iran Nameh as an
independent, reader-supported quarterly of Iranian Studies. As of this issue, Iran Nameh is no longer affiliated with the Foundation for Iranian Studies. To continue publishing Iran Nameh as a leading scholarly journal, I urge our contributors and readers to assist us in expanding the subscription base of the journal, and to become a sustainer of Iran Nameh by their generous support.
Since 1982, Iran Nameh has served as a vital venue for the dissemination of original scholarly research on Iran. This has been particularly important due to the hyperpoliticization and ideologization of publically-available knowledge on Iran. With
the inauguration of the second series, Iran Nameh is redoubling its commitment to the publication of original and well-documented scholarship on all aspects of Iranian Studies both in Persian and English. To facilitate the timely distribution of
such new scholarship, with the inaugural issue of the second series, Iran Nameh has adopted a new “article-based” publishing model. Based on this model, submissions that have been successfully peer-reviewed and copyedited will be made available online before the scheduled time of publication. In addition to this inaugural issue, the peer-reviewed and accepted articles for the forthcoming issues will be made available online immediately after the completion of the copy-editing and layout process. With article-based publishing, Iran Nameh intends to remain up to speed with the changing world of digital publishing. A great benefit of this challenge is the timely dissemination of new research and scholarship to the readers of Iran Nameh. To prosper under this changing print-scape, I urge our contributors to continue to send their very best scholarly research to Iran Nameh. I also call on our large digital readership to renew their subscription to Iran Nameh now. This is of vital importance. We need your support. Iran Nameh cannot continue without it. Your active support is vital during this crucial transition period for Iran Nameh into an
independent reader-supported scholarly journal.

See the table of contents Here.

Pope and Historiography of Persian Art

Kadoi, Yuka (ed.). 2016. Arthur Upham Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art (Studies in Persian Cultural History 10). Boston: Brill.

History of the Iranian Architecture

Kleiss, Wolfram. 2015. Geschichte der Architektur Irans. (Archäologie in Iran und Turan 15). Berlin: Reimer.
“6000 years Iranian architecture”! The  history  of  the  architecture  of  Iran  is  such  a comprehensive topic, that when taking it into regard a certain restriction must be made to examples  found  within  the  present-day national  borders  as  well  as  within  the  timespan  from  the 6th century B.C. until 1979. The architectural examples  presented  here  were  always  contingent on different topographic and climatic conditions in addition to diverse cultural influences. Rock architecture and mosques bazaars, baths and palaces, as well as modern public buildings and housing: Wolfram Kleiss characterizes in this volume the architectural history of Iran from the 4th millennium BC to the present day.
For more information:

Table of Contents, German Summary and Reading Sample

English Summary

Persian Summary

About the author:
Wolfram Kleiss is the retired first Director of the German Archaeological Institute (Tehran Branch). Numerous publications, among others on Caravanserais and dovecotes in Iran.