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Friday, March 28, 2014

Richard N. Frye, 1920-2014: Dean of American Iranianists

Richard Nelson Frye,  Aga Khan Professor of Iranian Studies Emeritus at Harvard and the virtual founder of Iranian and Central Asian Studies in the United States, has passed away at the age of 94.

Frye wrote widely on Iranian history and culture, from Ancient Iran to the present but with a special interest in the earlier periods; he also trained generations of scholars at Harvard between 1948 and 1990.

His website is here and his Wikipedia entry here.

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