Central Asia

Iran and Central Asia

The bibliography for this section was compiled by Said Reza Huseini. Please contact the curator if you have material to suggest, or comments: s.r.huseini[at]hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Specific topics


Sassanian seals and bullae








Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan 


East and West

South Asian Archaeology / Ancient Asia

Journal of Inner Asian Art and Architecture (JIAAA)

General works

Asimov, .S., and  C. E. Bosworth (eds). 2000. History of Civilizations of Central Asia IV: The age of achievement (A.D. 750 to the end of the fifteenth century- part two: the achievements, Paris.

Bosworth, C.E., and Asimov, M.S (eds.). 1992. History of Civilizations of Central Asia: The age of achievement: A.D. 750 to the end of the fifteenth century, Paris, UNESCO Publishing.

Cribb, J., and Georgina Herrmann. 2007. After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam, Oxford University Press.

Dani, A. H., and V.M., Masson. (eds.). 1992. History of Civilizations of Central Asia: The dawn of civilization: earliest times to 700 B.C. Paris, UNESCO Publishing

De La Vaissière, É.  et al. (eds.) 1997. La Bactriane au carrefour des routes et civilisations de l’Asie centrale. Actes du colloque de Termez. (La Bibliothèque de l’Asie Centrale, 1), Paris, Maisonneuve et Larose, 2001.

Frumkin, G. 1970. Archaeology of Central Asia. Leiden: Brill.

Harmatta, J., and et al. 1992. History of Civilizations of Central Asia: The development of sedentary and nomadic civilizations: 700 B.C. to A.D. 250, Paris, UNESCO Publishing.

Phillips, Carl S. and Simpson, St John (eds.), 2018. Softstone: Approaches to the Study of Chlorite and Calcite Vessels in the Middle East and Central Asia from Prehistory to the Present, Oxford: Oxuniprint.