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Iranian Studies

Series Editor: Homa Katouzian, Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi

Since 1967 the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS) has been a leading learned society for the advancement of new approaches in the study of Iranian society, history, culture, and literature. The new ISIS Iranian Studies series published by Routledge will provide a venue for the publication of original and innovative scholarly works in all areas of Iranian and Persianate Studies.

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1-10 of 23 results in Iranian Studies
  1. Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction

    Who Writes Iran?

    By Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

    Series: Iranian Studies

    The main focus of Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction is to identify components and elements which define Persian modernist fiction, placing an emphasis on literary concepts and devices which provide the dynamics of the evolutionary trajectory of this modernism. The question of ‘...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran

    The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

    By Lois Beck

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa’i—a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking,...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Iranian-Russian Encounters

    Empires and Revolutions since 1800

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Over the past two hundred years, encounters between Iran and Russia have been both rich and complex. This book explores the myriad dimensions of the Iranian-Russian encounter during a dramatic period which saw both Iran and Russia subject to revolutionary upheavals and transformed from...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Islamic Tolerance

    Amir Khusraw and Pluralism

    By Alyssa Gabbay

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Although pluralism and religious tolerance are most often associated today with Western Enlightenment thinkers, the roots of these ideologies stretch back to non-Western and premodern societies, including many under Muslim rule. This book explores the development of pluralism in Islam in South Asia...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. City of Knowledge in Twentieth Century Iran

    Shiraz, History and Poetry

    By Setrag Manoukian

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book presents a cultural history of modern Iran from the point of view of Shiraz, a city famous for its poetry and its traditions of scholarship. Exploring the relationship among history, poetry and politics, the book analyses how Shiraz came to be defined as the country’s cultural capital,...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Domestic Violence in Iran

    Women, Marriage and Islam

    By Zahra Tizro

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book offers a new methodological and theoretical approach to the highly sensitive and complicated issue of violence against women in contemporary Iran. Challenging the widespread notion that secularisation and modernisation are the keys to emancipating women, the author instead posits that...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. New Perspectives on Safavid Iran

    Empire and Society

    Edited by Colin P. Mitchell

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Dedicated to the renowned Safavid historian Roger Savory, this book brings together a collection of studies on the Safavid state of Iran (1501-1722) from the perspectives of political, social, literary, and artistic history. Savory, a doyen of Safavid studies in the 1960s and 1970s, was...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Gender in Contemporary Iran

    Pushing the Boundaries

    Edited by Roksana Bahramitash, Eric Hooglund

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women’s lives and showing how women have now become agents of social change rather than victims. Bringing together the detailed primary research of a number of eminent scholars working in...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistan

    Anomalous Visions of History and Form

    By Wali Ahmadi

    Series: Iranian Studies

    With the unleashing of the "War on Terror" in the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan has become prominent in the news. However, we need to appreciate that no substantive understanding of contemporary history, politics and society of this country can be achieved without a thorough analysis of the Afghan...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Continuity in Iranian Identity

    Resilience of a Cultural Heritage

    By Fereshteh Davaran

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. Drawing on an exploration of history, religion and literature to define Iranian cultural identity and link the Persian past with more recent cultural and...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Persian Language, Literature and Culture: New Leaves, Fresh Looks
    Edited by Kamran Talattof
    To Be Published February 23rd 2015
  2. The Revolutionary Guards in Iranian Politics
    By Bayram Sinkaya
    To Be Published April 1st 2015
  3. The Daeva Cult in the Gathas: An Ideological Archaeology of Zoroastrianism
    By Amir Ahmadi
    To Be Published April 16th 2015
  4. Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment: From Motrebi to Losanjelesi and Beyond
    By Gay Breyley, Sasan Fatemi
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  5. Gender and Dance in Iran: Body National in Motion
    By Ida Meftahi
    To Be Published September 1st 2015

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