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A Persian View of the Steppe Iranians

Habib Borjian

Title:
A Persian View of the Steppe Iranians
Author(s):
Borjian, Habib
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Center for Iranian Studies
Volume:
5
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Book/Journal Title:
ANABASIS. Studia Classica et Orientalia
Geographic Area:
Middle East
Iran
Abstract:
The intention of this paper is to give a broad outline of the persistent presence of the Steppe Iranians in the Persian history and culture, by bringing together two fields that have often been treated independently. After an overview of the history of interactions between Persia and the Iranian-speaking Steppe nomads, we will extend our attention to the Iranian national history to offer some insights on myths and legends of the Shahnama that have been originated from or influenced by the mutual relations between the Steppe nomads and the dynasties who ruled on the Iranian Plateau.
Subject(s):
Grassland people
Nomads
Steppes
History
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Habib Borjian, , A Persian View of the Steppe Iranians, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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