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 and in detail, with focus on the provinces of Yazd and Kerman in the nineteenth century. 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. Zoroastrians to the Arab Conquest. See ZOROASTRIANISM i.

ii. Zoroastrians from the Arab Conquest to modern times. See ZOROASTRIANISM ii.

iii. Zoroastrians of 19th-century Yazd and Kerman.

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: April 20, 2018