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Iranian Studies

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Iranian Studies

Featured titles in the series compilation

  • The Revolutionary Guards in Iranian Politics

    Elites and Shifting Relations

    By Bayram Sinkaya

    The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been dubbed the ‘kingmaker’ in recent studies of Iranian politics, precipitating heated debates surrounding the potential militarization of the Iranian regime and giving rise to paradoxical understandings of the IRGC; whether as a military…

    Hardback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • The Daeva Cult in the Gathas

    An Ideological Archaeology of Zoroastrianism

    By Amir Ahmadi

    Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the daēvas, the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Persian Language, Literature and Culture

    New Leaves, Fresh Looks

    Edited by Kamran Talattof

    Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way…

    Hardback – 2015-03-17
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction

    Who Writes Iran?

    By Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

    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 ‘…

    Hardback – 2014-09-22
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran

    The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

    By Lois Beck

    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,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-18
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies