Richard Nelson Frye The history of ancient Iran (Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft Dritte Abteilung, Siebenter Teil)
C.H. Beck | 1964 | ISBN: 3406093973 | 411 pages | PDF | 44,9 MB
Richard Nelson Frye (born January 10, 1920) is an American scholar of Iranian and Central Asian Studies, and Aga Khan Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Harvard University. His professional areas of interest are Iranian philology, and the history of Iran and Central Asia before 1000 CE.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama to a family of immigrants from Sweden, "Freij" has four children, his second marriage being to an Iranian-Assyrian scholar, Dr. Eden Naby, from Urmia, Iran who teaches at Columbia University. He speaks fluent Russian, German, Arabic, Persian, French, Pashto, Uzbek, and Turkish, and has extensive knowledge of Avestan, Pahlavi, Sogdian, and other Iranian languages and dialects, both extinct and current.