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Iranian Studies

About the Series

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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The Sih-Rozag in Zoroastrianism A Textual and Historico-Religious Analysis

The Sih-Rozag in Zoroastrianism: A Textual and Historico-Religious Analysis

1st Edition

Enrico Raffaelli
December 17, 2013

Focusing on the Avestan and Pahlavi versions of the Sīh-rōzag, a text worshipping Zoroastrian divine entities, this book explores the spiritual principles and physical realities associated with them. Introducing the book is an overview of the structural, linguistic and historico-religious elements...

Iran Politics, History and Literature

Iran: Politics, History and Literature

1st Edition

Homa Katouzian
December 14, 2012

This book offers a view of Iran through politics, history and literature, showing how the three angles combine. Iran, being a revolutionary society, experienced two great revolutions within the short span of just seventy years, from the 1900s to the 1970s. Both were massive revolts of the society ...

Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion

Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam: Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion

1st Edition

Todd Lawson
October 26, 2011

Of the several works on the rise and development of the Babi movement, especially those dealing with the life and work of its founder, Sayyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi, few deal directly with the compelling and complex web of mysticism, theology and philosophy found in his earliest compositions. This ...

Sadeq Hedayat His Work and his Wondrous World

Sadeq Hedayat: His Work and his Wondrous World

1st Edition

Homa Katouzian
March 15, 2011

Featuring contributions from leading scholars of Iranian studies and / or comparative literature, this edited comprehensive and critical edited collection provides detailed scholarly analysis of Hedayat's life and work using a variety of methodological and conceptual approaches. Hedayat ...

Journalism in Iran From Mission to Profession

Journalism in Iran: From Mission to Profession

1st Edition

Hossein Shahidi
February 04, 2010

Focusing on newspapers, radio and television, this book provides the first systematic investigation of the development of journalism in Iran following the 1979 Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic Revolution....

Media, Culture and Society in Iran Living with Globalization and the Islamic State

Media, Culture and Society in Iran: Living with Globalization and the Islamic State

1st Edition

Mehdi Semati
February 04, 2010

By exploring topics such as the Internet, print press, advertising, satellite television, video, rock music, literature, cinema, gender, religious intellectuals, and secularism, this unique and wide-ranging volume explains Iran as a complex society that has successfully managed to negotiate and ...

The Politics of Iranian Cinema Film and Society in the Islamic Republic

The Politics of Iranian Cinema: Film and Society in the Islamic Republic

1st Edition

Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad
November 12, 2009

Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research, this book explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The ...

Iran in the 21st Century Politics, Economics & Conflict

Iran in the 21st Century: Politics, Economics & Conflict

1st Edition

Homa Katouzian, Hossein Shahidi
October 11, 2007

Iran is an ancient country, an oil-exporting economy and an Islamic Republic. It experienced two full-scale revolutions in the twentieth century, the latter of which had large and important regional and international consequences, including an eight-year war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. ...

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