Is it weird for a non-Persian American to be really interested in Persian history?

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I’ve got about six books I want to read, ranging from the B.C. times to the current, including biographies of various monarchs.

Are there any others interested in Persian history?

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proud Kenyan

No, of course not. I like learning about cultures and the history of cultures that I have nothing to do with.

I can’t say I’m interested in Persian history myself but I do love learning about east Asian history.

Robert Marshall

Holtp; its weird to not be interested in some thing, read read read, as if you have a pair. And don’t for get to think!

Atib

im half Persian, and im really intruiged by Greek history, and Japanese history.

So no.

lalala

Persian history is really interesting, it’s not weird. I know many people interested in cultures different than their background. I’m half Persian and recently I got more into the history too.

kaz

It’s no weirder than having an interest in the Pharaohs or Chinese emperors.

Persia has a very long, rich and proud history, and current events regarding Iran make it all the more fascinating.

Tim Metcalf

I too am not persian but i find their culture very interesting because of its location between east and west, I also found the last Shaw of Iran interesting

Fereydun

No it is not. Have you heard of Richard Nelson Frye? He studied the history of the Iranian World and wrote many books and articles on it. Some say he studied the history of Iran more than even the Iranian historians themselves.

As an Iranian(half Persian/half Azeri), I am deeply interested in my own history but I also study the history of other parts of the world. I am very interested in the history of China, India, Greece, Rome, Germany, France, Mesopotamia, Spain, North Africa, and Scandinavia.

Be careful of what books and websites you read and where their sources come from though.

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