New series in Encyclopaedia Iranica Volume XVII

Published: February 10, 2023

The Pourdavoud Center is pleased to share the announcement from the Ehsan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University regarding the new fascicle of Volume XVII of Encyclopaedia Iranica. Their full announcement is below:

Dear friend of the Yarshater Center,

We are delighted to announce that the third fascicle of Volume XVII of Encyclopaedia Iranica, the Yarshater Center’s flagship publication, is now published. The printed Fascicle 3 of Volume XVII contains entries from “King of the Benighted” to “Kokand Khanate.” It also includes a series on “Kingship,” the concept and institution in the Iranian world. For the full table of contents, please see

Copies are available from Brill Publishers at

New articles outside of the printed alphabetical range are also continually being added to the Encyclopaedia Iranica Online website at This open-access website is free to use with no log-in required. It is the official website and the exclusive source for new articles and the most up-to-date content from the Encyclopaedia Iranica. We encourage you to visit the site often for the latest entries.


The staff and editors of the Ehsan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies – Columbia University