Middle East Studies: Iranian Studies

  • Sufi Political Thought book cover

    Sufi Political Thought

    By Milad Milani

    Sufism is generally perceived as being spiritually focused and about the development of the self. However, Sufi orders have been involved historically as important civic and political actors in the Muslim world, having participated extensively in inter-faith dialogue and political challenges to…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Iranian Intellectuals: 1997–2007 book cover

    Iranian Intellectuals

    1997–2007

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    Previously published as a special issue of British Journal of Middle East Studies, this volume focuses on leading figures within Iran between 1997-2007 and their visions and works that are related to Iranian society. A cross section of opinion is investigated, including the clerical (‘Ali Khameneh…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Navigating Contemporary Iran: Challenging Economic, Social and Political Perceptions book cover

    Navigating Contemporary Iran

    Challenging Economic, Social and Political Perceptions

    Edited by Eric Hooglund, Leif Stenberg

    This detailed examination of contemporary Iran addresses the most important current social, political, and economic issues facing the nation and the way it is perceived by the outside world. The volume brings together some of the most important scholars and researchers in the field, working in such…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Social Movements in Iran: Environmentalism and Civil Society book cover

    Social Movements in Iran

    Environmentalism and Civil Society

    By Simin Fadaee

    Despite the growing significance of social movements worldwide, scholarship on the subject remains largely Western in nature, with studies written primarily by Western scholars and based on the experiences of Western cultures and societies. This book makes an important contribution to the study of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Iranian Culture: Representation and Identity book cover

    Iranian Culture

    Representation and Identity

    By Nasrin Rahimieh

    Throughout modern Iranian history, culture has served as a means of imposing unity and cohesion onto society. The Pahlavi monarchs used it to project an image of Iran as an ancient civilisation, re-emerging as an equal to Western nations, while the revolutionaries deployed it to remake the country…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution: Family and Nation in Filmfarsi book cover

    Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution

    Family and Nation in Filmfarsi

    By Pedram Partovi

    Critics and academics have generally dismissed the commercial productions of the late Pahlavi era, best known for their songs and melodramatic plots, as shallow, derivative ‘entertainment’. Instead, they have concentrated on the more recent internationally acclaimed art films, claiming that these…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei: Out of the Mouth of the Supreme Leader of Iran book cover

    The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei

    Out of the Mouth of the Supreme Leader of Iran

    By Yvette Hovsepian-Bearce

    Ayatollah ʿAli Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is one of the most controversial and influential Muslim leaders in the world today. As Iran’s main decision-maker, his theocratic ideology and decisions carry global consequences. The Political Ideology of Ayatollah…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

  • Arms Control and Iranian Foreign Policy: Diplomacy of Discontent book cover

    Arms Control and Iranian Foreign Policy

    Diplomacy of Discontent

    By Bobi Pirseyedi

    Since 2003, when the world learned that the Islamic Republic of Iran had succeeded in secretly developing a capability to enrich uranium and separate plutonium, the question of Iran’s nuclear program has ranked high on the international political and arms control agenda. This book studies the IRI’s…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran: The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change book cover

    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,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran book cover

    Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran

    Edited by Pedram Khosronejad

    Today, almost a generation has passed since the Iran–Iraq war and the memory of it is set to diminish with each passing generation. The following questions emerge. Can we say that the gradual disappearance of war’s memory means that, increasingly, Iranians will see the Iran–Iraq war solely as an…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Russia–Iran Relations Since the End of the Cold War book cover

    Russia–Iran Relations Since the End of the Cold War

    By Eric D. Moore

    This book presents a comprehensive, systematic analysis of Russia– Iran relations in the period following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It discusses the key areas – such as trade, arms sales, nuclear developments, and potential areas of friction in the Caspian Sea – where co-operation…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere: The Iranian Ta’ziyeh Theatre Ritual book cover

    Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere

    The Iranian Ta’ziyeh Theatre Ritual

    By Amin Sharifi Isaloo

    A ground-breaking study of political transformations in non-Western societies, this book applies anthropological, sociological and political concepts to the recent history of Iran to explore the role played by a ritual theatrical performance (Ta’ziyeh) and its symbols on the construction of public…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

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