Edmund Herzig

Edmund Martin Herzig (born February 1958) is a British professor, historian, and author. He is currently the Soudavar Professor of Persian Studies, he is part of the faculty of Oriental studies at the University of Oxford, and also has served (1988–2006) as a lecturer in Iranian studies at the University of Manchester. His principal areas of research are the histories of Iran, the Caucasus, Armenia, and the Armenian people with an emphasis on the Armenians of Iran.


Herzig received his BA in Russian and Persian from the University of Cambridge, while he received his DPhil in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. His graduation thesis was entitled 'The Armenian Merchants of New Julfa, Isfahan: A Study in Pre-Modern Asian Trade'.


  • Herzig, Edmund (1991). "The Armenian merchants of New Julfa, Isfahan: a study in pre-modern Asian trade". University of Oxford. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) (DPhil)
  • Herzig, Edmund (1995). Iran and the Former Soviet South (The Former Soviet South Project). Chatham House. ISBN 978-1899658046.
  • Herzig, Edmund (1998). The New Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Pinter Publishers Ltd. ISBN 978-1855675537.
  • Herzig, Edmund; Kurkchiyan, Marina (2004). The Armenians: Past and Present in the Making of National Identity. Routledge. ISBN 978-1135798376.
  • Herzig, Edmund; Stewart, Sarah (2011). Early Islamic Iran. I. B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1780760612.
  • Floor, Willem; Herzig, Edmund, eds. (2012). Iran and the World in the Safavid Age. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1780769905.