Farhad Daftary

Farhad Daftary (Persian: فرهاد دفترى; born 1938 in Brussels[1]) is a Belgian-born Iranian-British Islamic scholar who is co-director and head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.[2][1] He is related to the Aga Khan IV.[3]

Daftary received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971.[4] He is a freelance consulting editor of the Encyclopædia Iranica, co-editor (with W. Madelung) of the Encyclopædia Islamica, and the general editor of the Ismaili Heritage Series and the Ismaili Texts and Translations Series.[5]

Selected worksEdit

Books authored
  • Daftary, Farhad (1992), The Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-42974-0
  • Daftary, Farhad (1994), The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismaʻilis, I.B. Tauris, ISBN 978-1-85043-705-5
  • Daftary, Farhad (1998), A short history of the Ismailis, Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0-7486-0687-0
  • Daftary, Farhad (2004), Ismaili literature, I.B.Tauris, ISBN 978-1-85043-439-9
  • Daftary, Farhad (2005), Ismailis in medieval Muslim societies, I.B.Tauris, ISBN 978-1-84511-091-8
  • Daftary, Farhad; Hirji, Zulfikar (2008), The Ismailis: An Illustrated History, Azimuth Editions, ISBN 978-1-898592-26-6
  • Daftary, Farhad (2020), The Ismaili Imams: A Biographical History, Bloomsbury Academic, ISBN 9780755617982
Books edited

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b علي-دي-أونثاغا), Omar Alí-de-Unzaga (عمر. "Introduction: A Biographical Sketch [of Farhad Daftary]". In Fortresses of Intellect: Ismaili and Other Islamic Studies in Honour of Farhad Daftary, ed. O. Alí-de-Unzaga (London and New York: IB Tauris/IIS), pp. 1-31.
  2. ^ Dr Farhad Daftary, personal page on the IIS website.
  3. ^ علي-دي-أونثاغا), Omar Alí-de-Unzaga (عمر. "'Introduction: A Biographical Sketch [of Farhad Daftary]'". In Fortresses of Intellect: Ismaili and Other Islamic Studies in Honour of Farhad Daftary, ed. O. Alí-de-Unzaga (London and New York: IB Tauris/IIS), pp. 1-31.
  4. ^ Institute of Ismaili Studies bio.
  5. ^ iranica:consulting