Archaeological Monograph Series

The BIPS Archaeological Monographs Series was established in 2009 as a joint publishing venture between the British Institute of Persian Studies and Oxbow Books to create a venue for the publication of archaeological research that has been supported by the Institute. The series editor is Dr Cameron Petrie (University of Cambridge),

 

We have published volumes ranging from archaeological research monographs to conference proceedings. The chronological span of these volumes considers the full range of Iranian history, and at present spans from the earliest Neolithic in the Central Western Zagros through to the Sasanian and Islamic periods.

 

Our latest publication, Dariali: The ‘Caspian Gates’in the Caucasus from Antiquity to the Age of the Huns and the Middle Ages: The Joint Georgian-British Dariali Gorge Excavations and Surveys 2013-2016, Sauer, E.W., Pitskhelauri, K., Priestman, S., Mashkour, M., MacDonald, E., Chologauri, L., Lawrence, D., Naskidashvili, D., Tiliakou, A., Mowat, F., Gabunia, A., Kranioti, E., Pickard, C., Diana, A., Van Bergen Poole, I. et al.. was published in 2020. It is available from Oxbow (http://bit.ly/3qRRHHh).

 

Titles in the BIPS Archaeological Monograph Series

  1. Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Robert Hillenbrand and J. M. Rogers (eds.), The Art & Archaeology of Ancient Persia: New light on the Parthian and Sasanian empires. I. B. Tauris & BIPS, London & New York, 1998.
  2. David Whitehouse, Donald S. Whitcomb, T. J. Wilkinson, Siraf: History, topography & environment. BIPS Archaeological Monograph Series I, Oxbow Books, Oxford & Oakville, 2009.
  3. Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, M. Elahé Askari & Elizabeth J. Pendleton, Sasanian Coins. A Sylloge of Sasanian Coins in the National Museum of Iran (Muzeh Melli Iran), Tehran. Volume 1 Ardashir I – Hormizd IV, by  Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication No. 47 & BIPS, London, 2010.
  4. Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, M. Elahé Askari & Elizabeth J. Pendleton, Sasanian Coins. A Sylloge of Sasanian Coins in the National Museum of Iran (Muzeh Melli Iran), Tehran. Volume 2: Khusrau II – Yazdgird III, Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication No. 49 & BIPS, London, 2012.
  5. Eberhard W. Sauer, Hamid Omani Rekavandi, Tony J. Wilkinson and Jebrael Nokandeh, Persia’s Imperial Power in Late Antiquity: The great wall of Gorgan and Sasanian Iran. BIPS Archaeological Monograph Series II, Oxbow Books, Oxford & Oakville, 2013.
  6. Cameron A. Petrie (ed.), Ancient Iran & Its Neighbours: Local developments and long-range interactions in the fourth century BC. BIPS Archaeological Monograph Series III, Oxbow Books, Oxford & Philadelphia, 2013.
  7. Roger Matthews, Wendy Matthews and Yaghoub Mohammadifar (eds.), The Earliest Neolithic of Iran: 2008 Excavations at Sheikh-e Abad and Jani. Central Zagros Archaeological Project Volume 1. BIPS Archaeological Monograph Series IV, Oxbow Books, Oxford & Philadelphia, 2013
  8. Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Elizabeth J. Pendleton, Michael Alram & Touraj Daryaee (eds), The Parthian and Early Sasanian Empires. Adaptation and Expansion, BIPS Archaeological Monograph Series V, Oxbow Books, Oxford & Philadelphia, 2016.
  9. Eberhard W. Sauer, Konstantin Pitskhelauri, Seth M. N. Priestman et al., Dariali: The ‘Caspian Gates’in the Caucasus from Antiquity to the Age of the Huns and the Middle Ages: The Joint Georgian-British Dariali Gorge Excavations and Surveys 2013-2016. BIPS Archaeological Monograph Series VI, Oxbow Books, Oxford & Philadelphia, 2020.
  10. Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Alexandra Magub, Elizabeth J. Pendleton & Edward C.D. Hopkins, Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum 2: Mithradates II, Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, Vienna, 2020.

Past Publications

Occasionally the British Institute of Persian Studies funds the independent publication of other volumes. Some past volumes are:  

  1. David Whitehouse, Siraf III: The congregational mosque and other mosques from the ninth to the twelfth centuries, BIPS, London, 1980.
  2. John Curtis, Nush-I Jan III: The small finds, BIPS, London, 1984.
  3. Nicholas M. Lowick, Siraf XV: The coins & monumental inscriptions, BIPS, London, 1985.
  4. Siraf Survey Maps.
  5. Georgina Hermann, Helena Coffey, Stuart Laidlaw and Kakamurad Kurbansakhatov, The Monuments of Merv: A scanned archive of photographs and plans, UCL Institute of Archaeology & BIPS, London, 2002.

This page will be updated as and when new publications are released.

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