Ancient Iranian Studies (AIS) is a blind peer-reviewed quarterly journal that focuses on the pre-Islamic Iran and publishes papers on different fields of ancient Iranian studies, with the topics as follows,

  • Ancient Iranian religions and religious thoughts and schools, such as Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Mithraism, Zurvanism, Mazdakism, as well as pre-Achaemenid religions such as Elamite ones,
  • History of civilizations and cultures of ancient Iranian milieu, and nexus of cultures, communities, and historical-religious phenomena in Greater Iran and other kinds of relations
  • Ancient Iranian languages and literature
  • Art in ancient Iran
  • Iranian heritage in Early Islamic Iran and elsewhere
  • Comparative studies
  • Archeological and epigraphical researches

AIS tries to provide the necessary platform for publishing and disseminating the original and new achievements of researchers. It also contains reviews of recent books of importance to ancient Iranian studies.

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