Borders: Itineraries on the Edges of Iran
Title: Borders: Itineraries on the Edges of Iran
Author: Pellò Stefano
Place of publication: Venezia, ITALY
Publisher: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, Digital Publishing for the present edition.
Release date: 2012
This collection of essays, which is presented here as the fifth issue of a recently reborn project significantly called Eurasiatica, was first imagined as a Venetian safīna (or better safiné), proudly invoking the truly cosmopolitan world of connections of a faded Adriatic koine extending to the Bosphorus. It now stands as the first volume of this new Eurasiatica entirely devoted to the vast territories of Iranian culture, which we aim at understanding in the widest sense possible – extending without interruption over the layered spaces of Ērān ud Anērān, to play with a sometimes abused Middle Persian expression – and of course including what is now usually called in English the ‘Persianate’, in an open chronological perspective.