Studia Iranica – Cahier 45
Mediaeval and Modern Iranian Studies. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference of Iranian Studies, held in Vienna on 18-22 September 2007 by the Societas Iranologica Europaea / Maria Szuppe, Anna Krasnowolska, Claus V. Pedersen (eds.) Paris, 2011, 238 p. ISBN : 978-2-910640-31-6.
The papers in this volume dedicated to Iranian studies in the Islamic period (ca year 700 C.E. until today) were read on the occasion of the 6th European Conference of Iranian Studies held in Vienna in 2007 under the auspices of the Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIE). Founded in 1983, the SIE is the largest European independent academic organization of Iranian studies devoted to promoting and supporting this discipline in all its subject areas in European countries and worldwide.
The present volume contains an excerpt of articles from the conference covering a wide variety of subjects. In spite of this diversity, however, the articles remain within the framework of what is usually called cultural studies. They range from modern and classical Persian literature, over history, geography and religion, to art and architecture, in order to show the broad range and depth of contemporary scholarship in mediaeval and modern Iranian studies.