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Prof. Richard Foltz, PhD

Professor, Religions and Cultures

Office: S-R 106 
R Annex,
2050 Mackay
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5730
Email: Richard.Foltz@concordia.ca

Richard Foltz is a cultural historian specializing in the broader Iranian world. His most recent book is Iran in World History (Oxford University Press, 2016), which has also been published in a Persian edition (Entesharat-e Dibayeh, 2016) and will soon appear in Turkish (Inkilap Yayınları). He is currently preparing a book entitled A History of the Tajiks: Iranians of the East, which will be published by I.B. Tauris in 2018.

Education

PhD (Harvard University)

Research interests

Iranian History
Central Asia
Tajiks
Silk Road
Mughal India
Religions of Iran
Kurdish History

Traditions

Islam
Zoroastrianism
Yezidism
Mithraism
Manichaeism


Selected publications

Iran in World History, Oxford University Press, 2016.

Religions of Iran: From Prehistory to the Present, Oneworld Publications, 2013.

Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Recent graduate seminars and reading courses

Ancient Iran (2016)
Religions of the Silk Road (2015)

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