Yarshater, Ehsan (Ollah)

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YARSHATER, Ehsan (Ollah)

YARSHATER, Ehsan (Ollah). American (born Iran), b. 1920. Genres: Area studies, International relations/Current affairs, Language/Linguistics. Career: Columbia University, NYC, Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies, Director of the Center for Iranian Studies, 1968-, Chairman, Dept. of Middle East Languages and Cultures, 1968-73. Member, Board of Eds., Iranica Antiqua, Leiden, 1961-; Ed., Persian Heritage series, 1962-; Trustee, American Institute of Iranian Studies, 1968-; Secretary, Unesco Council of Philosophy and Humanistic Sciences, in Iran, 1954-58; Institute of Central & West Asian Studies (Pakistan), honorary fellow, 1990-; Society for Iranian Studies, president, 1996. Founding Ed., Rahnema-ye Ketab, literary and book review journal, 1975-79. Publications: Persian Poetry under Shah-Rukh: Fifteenth Century, 1955; Old Iranian Myths and Legends, 1957, 1964; Legends of the Epic of Kings, 1957, 4th ed. 1982; A Grammar of Southern Tati Dialects, 1969. EDITOR: Theorems and Remarks, by Ibn Sina, 1953; Five Treaties in Arabic and Persian, by Ibn Sina, 1953; Iran Faces the Seventies, 1971; Sadeq Hedayat: An Anthology, 1971; (with D. Bivar) The Inscriptions of Eastern Mazandaran, 1979; (with R. Ettinghausen) Highlights of Persian Art, 1980; Cambridge History of Iran, vol. III, 1982; Encyclopaedia Iranica, 1981-; Persian Literature, 1988. Address: 450 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027, U.S.A.