Ladan Niayesh, visiting fellow 2021-2022 at the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Center

Posted on October 19, 2021

Ladan Niayesh, Professor of Early Modern Studies at the Université de Paris, will be working on two book-length projects during her time as a visiting fellow at the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre in 2021-22.

  • The first project is a monograph contracted to Cambridge University Press, entitled Models of Race and Empire in Early English Accounts of Russians and Tatars. It is a study of the first-hand accounts of journeys by agents of the English Muscovy Company in the formative years of the Russian empire under Ivan the Terrible, in the wake of the falls of the Tatar khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan.
  • The second project is an edition of original travel accounts and diplomatic documents related to Anthony and Robert Sherley, two English adventurers engaged in embassies to and from Shah Abbas I of Persia at the turn of the seventeenth century. The volume, contracted to the Hakluyt Society, is co-edited with Dr. Kurosh Meshkat (Qatar Project, British Library) and Professor Alasdair MacDonald (Emeritus, University of Groningen).

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Ladan Niayesh research focuses on 16th- and early 17th-century English travels to Muscovy and Persia.

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