IBNA – The eight-volume encyclopedia, ‘The Great Neyshabur,’ will be unveiled at Ferdowsi Hall of the Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Tehran on January 22.
The book was compiled in eight volumes by the efforts of a research team headed by Omid Majd.
The compilation includes in-depth information about the historical city of Neyshabur and the new Neyshabur.
The first volume contains the history of the city from the beginning of the Achaemenid period to the end of the first Pahlavi period.
Volumes two to four introduce 8,000 prominent figures of the city of Neyshabur until the beginning of the 14th century, in the fields of science, religion, army, arts, music, medicine and mathematician.
The fifth volume contains all urban information as to natural, industrial, agricultural, human and geological geography, as well as tourist centers, holy sites and registered works of cultural and archaeological heritage.
The sixth and seventh volumes introduce the villages of Neyshabur.
The final volume of the magnum opus contains a thorough discussion of the language, customs, culture and legends of the people in Neyshabur.
The book was published by the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO.