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Iranian Studies


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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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Translating Rumi into the West A Linguistic Conundrum and Beyond

Translating Rumi into the West: A Linguistic Conundrum and Beyond

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Amir Sedaghat
February 28, 2023

Focusing on Rumi, the best-selling Persian mystical poet of the 13th century, this book investigates the reception of his work and thought in North America and Europe – and the phenomenon of ‘Rumimania’ – to elucidate the complexities of intercultural communication between the West and the Iranian ...

Evidentiality in Sa'dī's Poetry and Prose A Corpus Stylistic Study

Evidentiality in Sa'dī's Poetry and Prose: A Corpus Stylistic Study

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Behrooz Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari, Masoumeh Mehrabi
February 10, 2023

This study is the first to introduce evidentiality to the stylistic analysis of literary works, specifically that of the great Persian writer Sa'dī, focused on how he used linguistic means to illustrate a real or ideational world. The authors begin by introducing the concept of evidentiality; its ...

Iran's Green Movement Everyday Resistance, Political Contestation and Social Mobilization

Iran's Green Movement: Everyday Resistance, Political Contestation and Social Mobilization

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Navid Pourmokhtari
January 09, 2023

This book examines the emergence and development of the 2009 Green Movement in Iran. The approach emphasizes the context and the local and historical specificities in which mass oppositional movements arise, develop and conduct their operations. Meanwhile, it foregrounds an account of multiple ...

Secularization of Islam in Post-Revolutionary Iran

Secularization of Islam in Post-Revolutionary Iran

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mahmoud Pargoo
January 09, 2023

Examining the trajectory of the secularization of Islam in Iran, this book explains how efforts to Islamize society led, self-destructively, to its secularization. The research engages a range of debates across different fields, emphasizing the political and epistemological instability of the basic...

Poetry and Revolution The Poets and Poetry of the Constitutional Era of Iran

Poetry and Revolution: The Poets and Poetry of the Constitutional Era of Iran

1st Edition

Edited By Homa Katouzian, Alireza Korangy
July 08, 2022

Compiled by experts on the works of each individual poet, this book covers the poetry and poets of the Constitutional Revolution of Iran. Following a two-pronged approach, this volume studies both those who were influenced by the Constitutional Revolution in their works and those who addressed the ...

Judeo-Persian Writings A Manifestation of Intellectual and Literary Life

Judeo-Persian Writings: A Manifestation of Intellectual and Literary Life

1st Edition

By Nahid Pirnazar
June 30, 2022

Introducing Judeo-Persian writings, this original collection gives parallel samples in Judeo-Persian and Perso-Arabic script and translations in English. Judeo-Persian writings not only reflect the twenty-seven centuries of Jewish life in Iran, but they are also a testament to their intellectual, ...

Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Between Ideology and Pragmatism

Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran: Between Ideology and Pragmatism

1st Edition

By Przemyslaw Osiewicz
November 30, 2020

Providing a well-balanced and impartial perspective on the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, this book contributes to a better understanding of the current foreign policy of Iran, especially its internal and external determinants. Combining theoretical and practical aspects, it ...

Iranian National Cinema The Interaction of Policy, Genre, Funding and Reception

Iranian National Cinema: The Interaction of Policy, Genre, Funding and Reception

1st Edition

By Anne Demy-Geroe
January 31, 2020

This book examines transformations in the production and domestic and international reception of Iranian cinema between 2000 and 2013 through the intersection of the political markers – the presidential terms of Reformist president Mohammad Khatami and his successor, the conservative Mahmoud ...

Persian Calligraphy A Corpus Study of Letterforms

Persian Calligraphy: A Corpus Study of Letterforms

1st Edition

By Mahdiyeh Meidani
September 16, 2019

This book is an exploratory adventure to defamiliarize calligraphy, especially Persian Nastaliq calligraphic letterforms, and to look beyond the tradition that has always considered calligraphy as pursuant to and subordinate to linguistic practices.Calligraphy can be considered a visual ...

Iran and Palestine Past, Present, Future

Iran and Palestine: Past, Present, Future

1st Edition

By Seyed Alavi
July 30, 2019

Examining the nature of relations between Iran and Palestine, this book investigates the relationship between state and authorities in the Middle East. Analysing the connections of the Iranian revolutionary movements, both the Left and the Islamic camps’ perspectives are scrutinized. To provide a...

Rival Conceptions of Freedom in Modern Iran An Intellectual History of the Constitutional Revolution

Rival Conceptions of Freedom in Modern Iran: An Intellectual History of the Constitutional Revolution

1st Edition

By Ahmad Hashemi
January 02, 2019

Rival Conceptions of Freedom in Modern Iran is an original historiographic examination of the idea of freedom in early modern Iran within a larger context of the formation of modern Muslim thought. The study develops an appropriate method for the historiography of ideas by taking into consideration...

Persian Literature and Modernity Production and Reception

Persian Literature and Modernity: Production and Reception

1st Edition

Edited By Hamid Rezaei Yazdi, Arshavez Mozafari
December 11, 2018

Persian Literature and Modernity recasts the history of modern literature in Iran by elucidating the bonds between the classical tradition and modernity and exploring textual, generic and discursive formations through heterodoxical investigations. This is first done through the rehabilitation of ...

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