by Ehsan Yarshater
The work on Encyclopaedia Iranica began in 1974. After nearly four decades, the project has completed 15 volumes and has reached the letter K.
September 26, 2011 In 1974, Columbia University professor Ehsan Yarshater began a comprehensive encyclopedia of Iranian history. Now, he's 91 years old and at the letter K. Tell Me More explores the project's scope and significance with Yarshater and contributor Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, director of the Roshan Center for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland.
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