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Iran and the Caucasus
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.146
Number of Followers: 9  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1609-8498 - ISSN (Online) 1573-384X
Published by Brill Academic Publishers Homepage  [226 journals]
  • Preliminary Material
    • Authors: Editors Iran; the Caucasus
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp A - A
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • Arsacid Cities in the and
    • Authors: Hamidreza Pasha Zanous; Juping Yang
      First page: 123
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 123 - 138In the reports of Chinese travellers submitted to the Emperors, they mentioned the places they had visited or heard of. Although some scholars have tried to identify these Chinese names as specific places in the Iranian Plateau and its bordering plains, their locations are still somewhat vague and debatable. This article discusses the place-names mentioned in Chinese sources and attempts to verify that they could have denoted the localities along the ancient Great Khorasan Road and other routes, which were once the main sections of the Silk Road. Among them, the route that Chinese traveller Gan Ying might have passed before he reached the western frontier of the Arsacid Empire will also be discussed in this study.
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • From Zanzibar to Zaytun: Iranian Merchants across the Indian Ocean Basin
    • Authors: Richard Foltz
      First page: 139
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 139 - 154The role of Iranian merchants in the maritime trade of the Indian Ocean basin from antiquity up to the 16th century is often underestimated. From scholarly histories to popular culture the “Muslim sailor” is typically portrayed as being an Arab. In fact, from pre-Islamic times the principal actors in Indian Ocean trade were predominantly Persian, as attested by the archaeological data, local written records, and the names of places and individuals.
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • On Some Pre-Islamic Beliefs among the Gidatli-Avars
    • Authors: Akhmed Osmanov; Magomedkhabib Seferbekov Ruslan Seferbekov
      First page: 155
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 155 - 159The paper describes several interesting details from the rich repository of folk beliefs, cults, rites and ceremonies of obviously pre-Islamic nature, recorded among the Gidatlis. The latter are a sub-ethnic group of the Avars living in the Shamil region of Dagestan.
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • A Note on the Ancient World-Systems
    • Authors: Ervand Margaryan
      First page: 160
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 160 - 167The article deals with the relationship of such concepts as the world-system and civilisation, both living independently and co-existing in time and space. World-systems and civilisations may be forced to unite into hyper-systems, or world-empires of different kind—self-sufficient, militarist-parasitic, and mixed type. Militarist empires-parasites can be settled and nomadic. Nomadic or bivouac empires are empires-armies, which exist only in movement. Stopping leads either to the death of the empire-army, or to the transformation into one but usually several stationary empires, mostly also militarist-parasitic.
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • An Overview of the Missions Activities of the Southern Baptist
           Convention’s Foreign Mission Board in Iran
    • Authors: Philip O. Hopkins
      First page: 168
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 168 - 176This paper overviews the American missionary activity in Iran from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Foreign Mission Board. Much of the research is based on the Board of Trustee minutes of the Foreign Mission Board, as well as archival material from the International Mission Board, the new name for the Foreign Mission Board that includes personal correspondences, letters, communications, statistics of churches in Iran, strategies for missions, and other documents. Academic papers, diaries, composed and written oral histories, and other information from Foreign Mission Board missionaries of this period also are used. Therefore, the significance of this paper lies, I hope, at least in presenting documents previously unknown and inaccessible.
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • Aryan Traces in the Onomastics of Hayasa
    • Authors: Armen Petrosyan
      First page: 177
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 177 - 180Among the attested personal names in the Hayasa onomastics, there are some of the probable Aryan origin. Three of them are associated with the religion (Akni, Š(a)ummatar, takšanna) and one, with the ruling elite of the kingdom (Mariya). If this is correct, it can be assumed that the Aryans could constitute a considerable part of the population of Hayasa.
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • De Facto State Foreign Policy “Social Moves” in Abkhazia and
           South Ossetia
    • Authors: Mary Elizabeth Smith
      First page: 181
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 181 - 205This paper presents “social moves” as a new strategy de facto states can use in their interactions with the international community, with or without the possibility of a formal recognition of sovereignty. Special attention is paid to Abkhazia’s continuing desire for an independent state compared to South Ossetia’s desire for Russian absorption in light of both regions’ ethnic histories and turbulent relationships with Georgia. Key analysis includes discussion of the diplomatic soft power “social moves” the Abkhazian Foreign Ministry has begun in the last two years and the absence of similar “social moves” within the South Ossetian Foreign Ministry.
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • Michele Minardi, (Acta Iranica 56), Louvain: “Peeters”,
           2015—199 pp.
    • Authors: Adam Benkato
      First page: 207
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 207 - 210
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • Van Bladel, Kevin, (Leiden Studies in Islam and Society—6),
           Leiden-Boston: “Brill”, 2017—164 pp.
    • Authors: Predrag Bukovec
      First page: 211
      Abstract: Source: Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 211 - 213
      PubDate: 2018-06-22T00:00:00Z
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