Touraj Daryaee

Touraj Daryaee is the Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies & Culture and the Director of the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. He is the editor of the Name-ye Iran-e Bastan: The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies, as well as Dabir: Digital Archives of Brief notes & Iran Review, and the creator of Sasanika: The Late Antique Iran Project.

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The Parthian and Early Sasanian Empires: Adaptation and expansion

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Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis (Editor); Elizabeth Pendleton (Editor); Michael Alram (Editor); Touraj Daryaee (Editor), British Institute of Persian Studies, Oxbow, Oxford, 2016.

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Sasanika: Late Antique Near East

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One of the most remarkable empires of the first millennium CE was that of the Sasanian Persian Empire. Emanating from southern Iran’s Persis region in the third century AD, the Sasanian domain eventually encompassed not only modern day Iran and Iraq, but also the greater part of Central Asia and the Near East, including at […]

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On Being a Historian