Encyclopædia Iranica

The Encyclopædia Iranica is a comprehensive research tool dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in all aspects from prehistory to the present.

Encyclopaedia Iranica collection

The scope of the Encyclopædia Iranica encompasses the multi-disciplinary study of all the peoples speaking Iranian languages, wherever they have lived, in all time periods;  the reciprocal relations of the Iranians and their neighbors, especially those of the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, the Caucasus, and Central Asia; and the influence of Iranian civilization in a global context.  It particularly endeavors to include subjects such as Shiʿite studies, Iranian ethnography and folklore, the history of science, calligraphy, music, and the arts, as well as entries on books of major significance. As an academic reference work, it seeks to cover all aspects of Iranian history and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literatures, facilitating the whole range of research in Iranian studies in fields ranging from archeology to the social and natural sciences.  However, biographies of living persons are excluded.  Entries, authored by the best available authority, are peer-reviewed and signed, include in-text documentation, and provide bibliographies appropriate to the subject.

Recent Fascicles

Volume XVI Fascicle 4Kešaʾi Dialect - Khavaran-Nama (Published October 2018).  To purchase this fascicle, please contact the publisher, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.