skyblue     Arash Khazeni Tribes and Empire


The City and the Wilderness: Indo-Persian Encounters in Southeast Asia (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2020)

Sky Blue Stone: The Turquoise Trade in World History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014)

Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010)

Winner of the Middle East Studies Association Houshang Pourshariati Book Award, 2010

Edited Collections

Trade and Traffic in the Persianate World, co-edited with Pardis Mahdavi. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 30, 3, 2010 (Duke University Press)

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

“Indo-Persian Travel Writing at the Ends of the Mughal World,” Past & Present 243, 1, 2019 (Oxford University Press), pp. 141-174.

“Across the Black Sands and the Red: Travel Writing, Nature, and the Reclamation of the Eurasian Steppe, circa 1850,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 42, 4, 2010 (Cambridge University Press), pp. 591-614.

“Through an Ocean of Sand: Pastoralism and the Equestrian Culture of the Eurasian Steppe,” Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa, ed. Alan Mikhail (Oxford University Press, 2012)

“The River’s Edge: The Steppes of the Oxus and the Boundaries of the Near East and Central Asia” Where Is Middle East?: The Evolution of a Political Construct, eds. Abbas Amanat, Michael Bonine, and Michael Gasper (Stanford University Press, 2011)

“The City of Balkh and the Central Eurasian Caravan Trade, 1800-1850,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East: Trade and Traffic in the Persianate World 30, 3, 2010 (Duke University Press), pp. 463-472.

“On the Eastern Borderlands of Iran: The Baluch in Nineteenth-Century Persian Travel Books,” History Compass 5, 4, 2007 (Oxford: Blackwell), pp. 1399-1411.

“The Bakhtiyari Tribes in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 25, 2, 2005 (Duke University Press), pp. 377-398.