Professor Ehsan Yarshater (1920-2018)

Joint announcement by the Ehsan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University; the Persian Heritage Foundation; and the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation:

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Ehsan Yarshater on September 2, 2018 in Fresno, California.

Endowed with a rare combination of a bold and broad scholarly vision, immense erudition, and unfailing determination, Professor Ehsan Yarshater transformed Iranian studies, creating an enduring legacy at Columbia University which advanced the scholarship and understanding of the histories, cultures and accomplishments of Iranian peoples.

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