Dr.

Viola Allegranzi

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Biography

Dr. Viola Allegranzi holds a BA and a MA in Islamic and Iranian studies from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. In 2017, she received a joint Ph.D. from the Universities Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 and “L’Orientale”, with a dissertation focusing on the Persian inscriptions from Ghazni (Afghanistan) and the cultural history of the Ghaznavid period (11th-12th c.). From 2017 to 2019, she was a teaching and research fellow at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle and at the research unit Mondes iranien et indien (CNRS, Paris). She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Iranian Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a member of the Islamic Ghazni archaeological project (“L’Orientale”, Gerda Henkel Stiftung).

Detailed Biography

Main Areas of Research

Main Areas of Research

  • Cultural and social history of premodern Iran
  • Material culture of Iran and Central Asia (architectural decoration, epigraphy)
  • Monumental inscriptions in Arabic and Persian

Current Projects

Current Projects

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Vers un réexamen des inscriptions historiques du monde iranien pré-mongol. In: V. Allegranzi, V. Laviola (eds.), Textes et contextes. Recherches en cours sur le monde iranien oriental (Xe - XVs.). Rome : IPOCAN (forthcoming).
  • [with R. Giunta] Ghaznavid, Qarakhanid and Seljuq Monumental Inscriptions and the Development of Royal Propaganda. In: S. Canby, D. Beyazit, M. Rugiadi (eds.), The Seljuqs and Their Successors: Art, Culture and History. Edinburgh, New York: University of Edinburgh Press (in print).
  • Aux sources de la poésie ghaznavide. Les inscriptions persanes de Ghazni (Afghanistan, XIe‑XIIe s.). Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2019.
  • Les inscriptions persanes du tombeau dʼAbū Jaʿfar Moḥammad, Ghazni (Afghanistan), début    du VIe/XIIe siècle. La poésie comme lieu de mémoire et d’histoire. Studia Iranica 47, 2018, p. 89‑118.
  • The Use of Persian in Monumental Epigraphy from Ghazni (11th-12th c.). Eurasian Studies 13, 2015, p. 23-41.
  • Royal Architecture Portrayed in Bayhaqī’s Tārīḫ-i Masʻūdī and Archaeological Evidence from Ghazni (Afghanistan, 10th-12th c.). Annali dellʼIstituto Orientale di Napoli 74, 2014, p. 95-120.

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