Florian Schwarz


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Studies of Iranian and Islamic Studies at the Universities of Tübingen and Cologne. PhD 1999, University of Tübingen. 1996-1998 researcher at the Research Center for Islamic Numismatics, University of Tübingen. 1999-2005 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies at the University of Bochum. 2005-2009 Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Washington, Seattle. Since January 2010 Director of the Institute of Iranian Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Since 2011 (Honorarprofessor) at the University of Vienna. 2015 elected Corresponding Member of the Ausatrian Academy of Sciences. Member of the editorial boards of Veröffentlichungen zur Iranistik and Iranische Onomastik (Austrian Academy of Sciences Press) and Handbook of Oriental Studies - Near and Middle East (Brill) and of the Scientific Advisory Boards of Der Islam (de Gruyter) and Rivista degli Studi Orientali (Sapienza University of Rome).


Detailed Biography

Main Areas of Research

Main Areas of Research

  • History of Iran and Central Asia in the Islamic period
  • Manuscript cultures
  • Material culture of Iran and Central Asia (numismatics and monetary history, archives, epigraphy)
  • Historical geography, landscape history, urban history of medieval and early modern Iran and Central Asia
  • Intellectual communities and networks

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • The Arab reception of Jāmī in the 16th and 17th centuries: al-Fawāˀid al-ḍiyāˀiyya and al-Durra al-fākhira. In: D'Hubert, Thibaut; Papas, Alexandre (Hrsg.), Jāmī in Regional Contexts: The Reception of ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Jāmī’s Works in the Islamicate World, ca. 9th/15th-14th/20th; Leiden: Brill (forthcoming 2019), 177-195.
  • Wine culture in Iran and beyond, hrsg. von Florian Schwarz, Bert Fragner & Ralph Kauz, Wien: Verlag der ÖAW 2014
  • Politische Krise und kulturelle Transformation im mongolenzeitlichen Iran, in: Sigrid Jalkotzy-Deger, Arnold Suppan (Hrsg.), Krise und Transformation, Wien 2012, 168-179.
  • Contested grounds: Ambiguities and disputes over the legal and fiscal status of land in the Manghit emirate of Bukhara, in: Central Asian Survey, 29, 2010, pp. 33-42.
  • Writing in the margins of empires: The Husaynabadi family of scholiasts in the Ottoman-Safavid borderlands. In: Buchkultur im Nahen Osten des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, ed. Heinzelmann, T./ Sievert H. Bern u.a.: Peter Lang, 2010, pp. 151-198.
  • An endowment deed of 1547 (953 h.) for a Kubrawi khanaqah in Samarkand. In: Lorenz Korn, Eva Orthmann and Florian Schwarz (eds.). Die Grenzen der Welt. Arabica et Iranica ad honorem Heinz Gaube. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2008, pp.189-210.
  • Bargeldstiftungen im Chanat von Chiwa, 1840-1922, Der Islam 80 (2003), pp. 79-93
  • Sylloge Numorum Arabicorum Tübingen. XIVc Hurasan III: Balh und die Landschaften am oberen Oxus, Tübingen, Berlin: Wasmuth, 2002.
  • Unser Weg schließt tausend Wege ein: Derwische und Gesellschaft im islamischen Mittelasien im 16. Jahrhundert, Berlin: Klaus Schwarz, 2000.
  • Bukhara and its hinterland in the 16th century in the light of the Juybari Codex, in: Attilio Petruccioli (ed.). Bukhara : The Myth and the Architecture. Cambridge MA: The Agha Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the MIT, 2000, pp. 79-92.
  • Sylloge Numorum Arabicorum Tübingen. Bd. XIVd Hurasan IV: Gazna / Kabul, Tübingen, Berlin: Wasmuth, 1995 (Islamic and South Asian Book Award of the American Numismatic Society, 1995).


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