Iranian studies

an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the history, literature, art and culture of Iranian peoples, a part of the of Oriental studies

Iranian studies (Persian: ايران‌شناسی Īrānšenāsī), also called to as Iranology and Iranistics, is the study of the civilization, history, literature, art and culture of Iranian peoples. It is a part of of Oriental studies.

In Iranology, there is also Persian studies. In Persian studies, one only studies the Persian language and literature.[1] Iranology also studies the history of individual types of Iranian peoples, such as Azeris, Kurds, Lurs, Gilakis, Talysh, Tajiks, Pashtuns, Ossetians, Baluchis, Scythians, Sarmatians, Alans, Parthians, Sogdians, Bactrians, Khwarazmians, and Mazandaranis.

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  1. Akbarzadeh, Pejman (December 10, 2005). "معضلى هفتادساله براى شناخت فرهنگ ايران در غرب" [Seventy years of difficulty in understanding Iranian culture in the West]. Shargh Newspaper (in Persian). Archived from the original on 2007-02-24.
  2. Jami, Mehdi (March 22, 2005). "چله بخارا" [Bukhara Magazine]. BBC Persian (in Persian). Retrieved 2021-11-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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