The subject of the history and status of the Zoroastrian communities of Iran since the coming of Islam has been addressed previously in Encyclopædia Iranica in an overall review (see ZOROASTRIANISM ii. Historical Review: from the Arab Conquest to Modern Times) and in detail, with focus on the provinces of Yazd and Kerman in the nineteenth century (see KERMAN xiii. Zoroastrians of 19th-Century Yazd and Kerman). The series of articles in the present entry will provide a still more comprehensive survey for the country—including, for example, discussion of Tehran and Isfahan.


i. The medieval period

ii. The Safavid period

iii. The Qajar period

iv. Between the Constitutional and the Islamic Revolutions

v. The Islamic Republic of Iran

vi. Linguistic documentation


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Originally Published: January 21, 2016

Last Updated: January 21, 2016

Cite this entry:

EIr, “ZOROASTRIANS IN IRAN,” Encyclopædia Iranicaonline edition, 2016, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/zoroastrians-in-iran-parent (accessed on 21 January 2016).