Entries by Kaveh Farrokh

Dmitri Ermakov: Chronicler of the Caucasus

The article below and its pictures on Georgia in the 19th century Caucasus was originally written and posted in the Poemas del Rio wang Website. Map of the Caucasus dated to 1856 by cartographer J. Grassl: “Karte des Kaukasischen Isthmus” (Source: Poemas del Rio Wang). Note that the region of the southwest Caucasus above the […]

Photos of Old Tehran: 1848 to 1864

Below are photos of Old Tehran dated to 1848 to 1864, originally posted in the Vintage Everyday website. Readers are also referred to the “Maps and Photos of Old Tehran 1826-1900” posting. The photos have been cited as the first and rare photographs of Qajar Iran by the Italian photographers Louis Montalbone (1827-1877) and Luigi […]

Wolfram Kleiss: An overview of Sassanian Fortifications

The article below “Fortifications” by Wolfram Kleiss in the Encyclopedia Iranica was originally published on December 15, 1999 and last Updated on January 31, 2012. Kleiss provides an overview of the fortified passages and defenses of the Sassanians, some of which can be traced back to the Achaemenid era. This article is available in the print […]

Persian in Use: An Elementary Textbook of Language and Culture

Dr. Anousha Sedighi (Associate Professor of Persian and the coordinator of the Persian program at Portland State University) has recently published a book entitled: Persian in Use: An Elementary Textbook of Language and Culture. Leiden University Press & University of Chicago Press (2015); LUP Textbooks, ISBN 9789087282172 | Page extent 400 | Format Paperback, Full […]

Military Heritage article on Emperor Julian the Apostate

The Military Heritage Journal has published an article by Kaveh Farrokh: Farrokh, K. (2015). Julian the Apostate. Military Heritage, March Issue, pp.8, 10-13. [Right] Cover of the March 2015 edition of the Military Heritage journal [left] Sample page of the article in the British Military History Monthly article.  As noted in the beginning of the […]