Middle East Studies: Iranian Studies

  • 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 – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • 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 – 2017-06-27 
    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 – 2017-06-23 
    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

  • 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 – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • India-Iran Relations: Progress, Problems and Prospects book cover

    India-Iran Relations

    Progress, Problems and Prospects

    By Sujata Ashwarya

    This book examines India’s relationship with Iran since the post-World War II period and its unique search for meaningful bilateral ties in the West Asian region in the context of the changing regional and international scenarios. The four chapters highlight the achievements and constraints on the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge

  • Islamic Law and Society in Iran: A Social History of Qajar Tehran book cover

    Islamic Law and Society in Iran

    A Social History of Qajar Tehran

    By Nobuaki Kondo

    The relationship between Islamic law and society is an important issue in Iran under the Islamic Republic. Although Islamic law was a pivotal element in the traditional Iranian society, no comprehensive research has been made until today. This is because modern reformers emphasized the lack of rule…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Iran: Stuck in Transition book cover

    Iran

    Stuck in Transition

    By Anoushiravan Ehteshami

    Having been ruled, more or less continuously, by a range of monarchical dynasties for three millennia, the end of the monarchy in Iran was relatively sudden, taking place in two short years. Since then, Iran has gone through tumultuous change, yet is still apparently caught in a cycle of transition…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • The True Dream: Indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text book cover

    The True Dream

    Indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text

    Edited by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Sen McGlinn

    The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran’s Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Liminalities of Gender and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Iranian Photography: Desirous Bodies book cover

    Liminalities of Gender and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Iranian Photography

    Desirous Bodies

    By Staci Gem Scheiwiller

    Nineteenth-century Iran was an ocularcentered society predicated on visuality and what was seen and unseen, and photographs became liminal sites of desire that maneuvered "betwixt and between" various social spaces—public, private, seen, unseen, accessible, and forbidden—thus mapping, graphing, and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

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