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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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Secularization of Islam in Post-Revolutionary Iran

Secularization of Islam in Post-Revolutionary Iran

1st Edition

By Mahmoud Pargoo
May 31, 2021

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...

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

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

1st Edition

By Navid Pourmokhtari
May 27, 2021

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 ...

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
December 31, 2020

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 Ali 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 ...

Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment From Motrebi to Losanjelesi and Beyond

Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment: From Motrebi to Losanjelesi and Beyond

1st Edition

By GJ Breyley, Sasan Fatemi
April 16, 2018

The word motreb finds its roots in the Arabic verb taraba, meaning ‘to make happy.’ Originally denoting all musicians in Iran, motrebi came to be associated, pejoratively, with the cheerful vulgarity of the lowbrow entertainer. In Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment, GJ Breyley and Sasan ...

Iran and Russian Imperialism The Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914

Iran and Russian Imperialism: The Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914

1st Edition

By Moritz Deutschmann
January 24, 2018

Rather than a centralized state, Iran in the nineteenth century was a delicate balance between tribal groups, urban merchant communities, religious elites, and an autocratic monarchy. While Russia gained an increasingly dominant political role in Iran over the course of this century, Russian ...

The Development of the Babi/Baha'i Communities Exploring Baron Rosen's Archives

The Development of the Babi/Baha'i Communities: Exploring Baron Rosen's Archives

1st Edition

By Youli Ioannesyan
December 18, 2017

Baron Rosen’s Babi/Baha’i archives presents private letters and diplomatic correspondence from the nineteenth century, preserved among the prominent Russian scholar Baron Victor Rosen’s materials in the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg branch. The materials cast light on ...

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