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The Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage Project 

BACH Project News

Recent Articles

Journal articles

Shaked, Shaul, "Early Persian Documents from Khorasan" Journal of Persianate Studies 6 (2013): pp 153-162

Azad, Arezou, "The Faḍāʾil-i Balkh and its place in Islamic historiography" IRANJournal of the British Institute of Persian Studies 50 (2012): pp 79-102

Azad, Arezou, "Female Mystics in Mediaeval Islam: the quiet legacy", Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient 56 (2013): pp 53-88

Siméon P., 2012."Hulbuk: Architecture and Material Culture of the Capital of the Banijurids in Central Asia (ninth–eleventh centuries)", Muqarnas, An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World, vol. 29, pp. 385-421.

Chahryar Adle, "La Mosquée Hâji-Piyadah/ Noh-Gonbadân à Balkh (Afghanistan), un chef d'œuvre de Fazl le Barmacide construit en 178-179/ 794-795?", Comptes redu de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (CRAI), vol. I (séances janvier-mars 2011), pub. Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris, 2011, pp. 565-625.

Eric Fouache et al., "Palaeochannels of the Balkh river (northern Afghanistan) and human occupation since the Bronze Age period", Journal of Archaeological Science 39 (2012) 3415-27.

Book chapters

Kennedy, Hugh and Arezou Azad, 'The coming of Islam to Balkh,' in Marie Legendre and Alain Delattre (eds), Authority and Control in the Countryside: Late Antiquity and Early Islam, Late Antiquity and Early Islam Series, London: Darwin Press (in press).

Banner Image: Tepe Rustam of Balkh, thought to be the old Buddhist temple site of Naw Bahar. Photo by Arezou Azad

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