Note:       The texts are mostly in the non-edited version presented to the editor. For the final version, please refer to the actual publication.

Text Box: Scholarly Articles in English

"The Saga of Abu-Sa`id Bahâdor Khân, The Abu-sa’idnâmé", in At the Court of the Il-Khan’s, 1290-1340, ed. J. Raby and T. Fitzherbert, Oxford University Press, UK, 1996, pp. 95-218

                 IMAGES of the Abusa`idnameh (12 Mb)

"A Chinese Dish from the Lost Endowment of the Princess Soltânum," in Papers in Honor of Iraj Afshar, ed. K. Eslami, Darwin Press, Princeton (NJ) 1998, pp. 125-147.

 Figure 1,    Figure 2,    Figure 3

"Forgeries; Introduction" in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. X, fasc.1, 1999, pp. 90-93.

"The Age of Muhammadi" in Muqarnas XVII (Leiden: Brill, 2000), pp.17-68 .                     PLATES 1-9, figs. 1-30

The Early Safavids and their Cultural Interactions with Surrounding States” in Iran and the Surrounding World, Interactions in Culture and Cultural Politics, ed. N. Keddie and R. Matthee, Univ. of Washington Press, 2002, pp. 89-120.  Figs 1-8

In Defense of Rashid-od-din and his Letters in Studia Iranica vol. 32 (2003), pp. 77-122.                                 Appendix

The Mongol Legacy of Persian Farmāns, in Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan , Leiden: Brill, 2006, pp.407-21.       

The Han-Lin Academy and the Persian Royal Library, in History and Historiography of Post-Mongol Central Asia and the Middle East; Studies in Honor of John E. Woods, Wiesbaden 2006, pp. 467-84, Figures 1-3,  


Review of The Persian album, 1400-1600; From Dispersal to Collection, by Roxburgh, D., New Heaven: 2005, in Iranian Studies .

Achaemenid Bureaucratic Practices and Safavid Falsification of History. Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the Societas Irano-logica Europea, Ravenna 6-11 Octobre, Vol. II, 2006, pp 231-39, image

"The concepts of al-aqdamo asahh and yaqin-e sâbeq and  the problem of semi-fakes" in Studia Iranica, Paris 1999,

vol. 28/ 2, pp.255-69.

Le chant du monde: A Disenchanting Echo of Safavid Art History, in IRAN XLVI 2008, pp. 253-78                  IMAGES

Political Thoughts

افکار سیاسی

THE FORMATION OF ACHAEMENID IMPERIAL IDEOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON THE AVESTA, in The World of Achaemenid Persia - History, Art and Society in Iran and the Ancient Near East, eds: J.Curtis & St J. Simpson, IB Tauris, London 2010, pp. 111-38.

Iconography of farr(ah)/xvarənah, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Internet version.

Astyages, Cyrus and Zoroaster: Solving a Historical Dilemma , BIPS’s IRAN 2012 issue, pp. 45-78

HISTOIRE D’UNE IMPOSTURE OU NAISSANCE D’UN MYTHE: « TAMERLAN », In Le pouvoir en actes. Fonder, dire, montrer, contrefaire l'autorité, ed. E. Marguin-Hamon, Paris: Archives Nationales 2013, pp. 188-91

The Patronage of the Vizier Mirzā Salmān, Muqarnas vol. 30 (2013), pp. 213-34