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Welcome to the Program

Reliefs depicting representatives of the 28 nations of the Persian Empire

Welcome to the Program in Persian Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Persian at UCI allows students of all backgrounds to learn about Iranian, Afghan and Central Asia history, the Iranian religious tradition, Persian literature, and the Persianate World.

Reflecting the diversity of Persian culture as it developed in close contact with many different civilizations, Persian Studies is international and
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