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(Wikipedia) - The Cambridge History of Iran The CambridgeHistory of Iran Author Country Language Subject Publisher Publication date ISBN OCLC
William B Fisher, Ilya Gershevitch, Ehsan Yarshater, Richard Nelson Frye, John Andrew Boyle, Peter Jackson, Laurence Lockhart, Peter Avery, Gavin Hambly, C P Melville (eds.)
United Kingdom
English
History of Iran
Cambridge University Press
1968–1989
0-521-24693-8
159881392

The Cambridge History of Iran is a multi-volume survey of Iranian history published by Cambridge University Press (CUP). The seven volumes cover "the history and historical geography of the land which is present-day Iran, as well as other territories inhabited by peoples of Iranian descent, from prehistoric times up to the present.

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History

The publication started in 1968 and in 1989 the last volume was published. The idea of publishing such a survey of Iranian history and culture was conceived in 1959 by Arthur J. Arberry. According to the scholar Hubert Darke "The series was planned to be not simply a political history of Iran but to survey the culture which has flourished in the Iranian region and this culture’s contribution to the civilization of the world. All aspects of the religious, philosophical, economic, scientific, and artistic elements in Iranian civilization have been studied, but with some emphasis on the geographical and ecological factors that have contributed to its special character."

The series consists of seven volumes. Volume 3 was published in two parts.

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