How did Iran remain distinctively Iranian in the centuries which
followed the Arab Conquest? How did it retain its cultural
distinctiveness after the displacement of Zoroastrianism - state
religion of the Persian empire - by Islam? This title traces that
critical moment in Iranian history.
Edmund Herzig is Soudavar Professor of Persian Studies and a Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford. He is the author of The Armenians: A Handbook and Iran and the World in the Safavid Age (I.B.Tauris). Sarah Stewart is Lecturer in Zoroastrianism in the Department of the Study of Religions and Deputy Director of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS, University of London. She is co-editor, with Vesta Curtis, of Birth of the Persian Empire, Age of the Parthians, The Sasanian Era and The Rise of Islam, all published by I.B.Tauris.