Interactive map

The selected places and regions shown on this map were significant either in the development of Persian literature and arts of the book, or as centres that reflect cultural parallels and intersections with European literature.

Click on the place names marked with a small square to discover more about these key locations in Persia, its neighbouring empires and Europe.

Credits: Map courtesy Chandra Jayasuriya; many photographs on this website appear courtesy of Christopher Wood, Australians Studying Abroad, Susan Scollay and Anna Welch.