'Abbas Zaryab

Abbas Zaryab
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BornAbbas Khoyi
August 13, 1919
Khoy, Iran
DiedFebruary 3, 1995(1995-02-03) (aged 75)
Tehran, Iran
Occupationlittérateur, historian, translator
LanguageTurkish, Persian, Arabic, German, French, English
EducationUniversity of Tehran, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Abbas Zaryab or 'Abbās Zaryāb (Persian: عباس زریاب; full name: Abbas (Zaryab) Khoyi عباس (زریاب) خویی; August 13, 1919 – February 3, 1995) was a historian,[1] translator, literature Professor[2] and Iranologist. He was the author of several books, including a life of Muhammad,[3] and articles in The Persian Encyclopedia (published in Iran), Western peer reviewed Journals as well as Iranica.


Abbas Zaryab Khoi was born in Khoy, West Azerbaijan in Iran. From an early age, he showed an exceptional talent and memory, becoming distinguished among his classmates. Through a distinguished academic achievement, he was given a free scholarship to Germany. He obtained his doctorate from Mainz University in Germany from the history department. His Ph.D. thesis covered the topic of Timur's successor according to the book: Tarikh-e-Kabir Ja'fari. He had mastery over the Persian language, Azerbaijani language, Arabic language and European languages such as German, English and French.

Among the distinguished rank he held, was the head of the library of congress in Iran and the head of the literature department at Tehran University. At the invitation of the eminent Iranologist, Professor Walter Bruno Henning, he taught Persian language and literature in University of California, Berkeley between 1962 and 1964. But he came back to Iran, due to his love for his homeland and took a position at Tehran University. He died in 1995.

His works are quoted in Western publications and by Western scholars including Franklin Lewis,[4] Charles Melville,[5] G. Michael Wickens, Juan Cole, Kamran Ekbal,[6] Lutz Richter-Bernburg,[7] Josef van Ess,[8] H. R. Roemer,[9] etc.[10]

Books and articles[]

Non-Persian languages[]

Some selected writing of his in non-Persian languages.


Zaryab Khoi had over 100+ publications in Persian.[16]


  1. ^ William C. Chittick, "The Goal of Islamic philosophy: Reflection of the Works of Afdal al-Din Kashani" in the Journal of Sacred Web. pg 19: "The distinguished Iranian Historian, Abbas Zaryab.
  2. ^ 'Abbas Zaryab Biography in Persian
  3. ^ "Book on Prophet in Bosnian Language". Iran Daily. October 21, 2006. Archived from the original on July 10, 2007. Retrieved August 4, 2008.
  4. ^ Franklin Lewis. "HAFEZ viii. HAFEZ AND RENDI". Encyclopedia Iranica. Archived from the original on December 28, 2011.
  5. ^ Charles Melville, "HISTORIOGRAPHY iv. MONGOL PERIOD" in Encyclopedia Iranica
  6. ^ G. Michael Wickens, Juan Cole, Kamran Ekbal, "BROWNE, EDWARD GRANVILLE" in Encyclopedia Iranica
  7. ^ Lutz Richter-Bernburg, "GONDĒŠĀPUR" in Encyclopedia Iranica
  8. ^ Josef van Ess, EBN RĀVANDĪ, ABU'l-ḤOSAYN AḤMAD in Encyclopedia Iranica
  9. ^ H. R. Roemer, "BĀYSONḠOR, ḠĪĀṮ-AL-DĪN" in Encyclopedia Iranica
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  11. ^ "Welcome to Encyclopaedia Iranica".
  12. ^ "Welcome to Encyclopaedia Iranica".
  13. ^ "Welcome to Encyclopaedia Iranica".
  14. ^ "Welcome to Encyclopaedia Iranica".
  15. ^ "Welcome to Encyclopaedia Iranica".
  16. ^ "بنیاد دایرة المعارف اسلامی - دانشنامه جهان اسلام". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-09-11.

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