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Encyclopedia > Encyclopædia Iranica

Encyclopædia Iranica is a project of Columbia University's Center for Iranian Studies to create a comprehensive and authoritiative English language encyclopedia about the history and culture of Iran and Persia. It has already published 12 volumes, and is planning to publish a total of up to 30 volumes. It is edited by Ehsan Yarshater and a full board, including 40 editors and 300 scholar authors from academic institutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Columbia University is a private university in New York City. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1913 advertisement for Encyclopædia Britannica. ... Persia and Persian can refer to: the Western name for the state of Iran. ... Ehsan Yarshater, of Columbia University, is one of the worlds leading Iranologists. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... World map showing location of Asia A satellite composite image of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of the continent of Eurasia, defined by subtracting the European peninsula from Eurasia. ...

Since 1979 it has been sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and funded by the NEH and a variety of charitable foundations and individuals. 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. ...

The full text of entries is available for free viewing online. Users will require a simple free font download (http://www.iranica.com/articlenavigation/win_font.html), in order to have the words display using their intended characters and accents.

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