Current Issue of ASPS Journal

Journal of Persianate Studies (JPS)

The Journal publishes articles on the culture and civilization of the geographical area where Persian has historically been the dominant language or a major cultural force, encompassing Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, as well as the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, and parts of the former Ottoman Empire.

Current issue

Contents of JPS 10.1 (2017)

  • DANIEL BECKMAN, "King Artaxerxes’ Aegean Policy"
  • JASON M. SILVERMAN, "Achaemenid Creation and Second Isaiah"
  • DIDIER GAZAGNADOU, "The Iranian Origin of the Word ‘Barid’"
  • HATIM MAHAMID, "Persecutions against Ismaʿili Missionaries in Central Asia: The Case of Nāser Khosrow"
  • FARAJOLLAH AHMADI, "Communication and the Consolidation of the British Position in the Persian Gulf, 1860s–1914"
  • RICHARD FOLTZ, "The “Original” Kurdish Religion? Kurdish Nationalism and the False Conflation of the Yezidi and Zoroastrian Traditions"
  • YAGHOOB FOROUTAN, "The Construction of Religious Identity in Contemporary Iran: A Sociological Perspective"

ASPS welcomes papers from members and other scholars for the Journal of Persianate Studies. Please send your submissions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Editor-in-Chief.

Department of Sociology, State University of New York
Stony Brook, New York 11794-4356
Tel: (631) 632-7746
Fax: (631) 632-8203

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Saïd Amir Arjomand
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Associate Editor

D Gershon Lewental
University of Oklahoma

Editorial Board

  • Muzaffar Alam
    The University of Chicago
  • Ali Ansari
    University of St. Andrews
  • Garnik Asatrian
    Yerevan State University
  • Grigol Beradze
    The G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies, Tbilisi
  • Cerlo Cereti
    Sapienza University of Rome
  • Houchang E. Chehabi
    Boston University
  • Massumeh Farhad
    Smithsonian Institution
  • Charles-Henri de Fouchecour
    University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Bert Fragner
    Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Jo-Ann Gross
    The College of New Jersey
  • Paul Losensky
    Indiana University
  • Beatrice Manz
    Tufts University
  • Robert McChesney
    New York University
  • Rudi Matthee
    University of Delaware
  • Charles P. Melville
    Cambridge University
  • Parvaneh Pourshariati
    The Ohio State University
  • Ali Ashraf Sadeghi
    Iranian Academy of Language and Literature
  • A.A. Seyed-Gohrab
    Leiden University
  • Sunil Sharma
    Boston University
  • Ishtiyaq Ahmad Zilli
    Aligarh Muslim University


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