Royal Asiatic Society

Useful Links

Please see below for some additional resources for the study of Asian cultures.

Islamic Painted Page: A huge free database of references for Persian, Ottoman, Arab and Mughal paintings. This site enables you to locate printed reproductions, commentaries and weblinks for thousands of Islamic paintings, including illuminated “carpet” pages, decorated Quran pages, and book bindings from over 230 collections all over the world.

Search archival collections across the British Isles in Archives Hub:

Cambridge University Digital Library:

Encyclopædia Iranica:
A comprehensive research tool dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.

For a list of Asiatic Societies around the world, see the list on our ‘About Us’ page: