Middle East Studies: Iranian Studies

  • Tourism in Iran: Challenges, Development and Issues book cover

    Tourism in Iran

    Challenges, Development and Issues

    Edited by C Michael Hall, Siamak Seyfi

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • The Middle East book cover

    The Middle East

    Edited by IISS

    Since at least 2001, the Middle East has been the focal point of American foreign policy and military strategy. The shock of 9/11 brought the US and its allies first into Afghanistan and then, via grim momentum and fraught logic, into Iraq. But the United States has of course been engaged in the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-25 
    Critical Themes in Contemporary Security

  • Debating the Iran-Iraq War in Contemporary Iran book cover

    Debating the Iran-Iraq War in Contemporary Iran

    Edited by Narges Bajoghli, Amir Moosavi

    The Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) is a cornerstone of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s existence. It entrenched the newly established regime and provided the means for its consolidation of power in the country following the 1979 Revolution. Officially recognized as the "War of Sacred Defense" the Iranian…

    Hardback – 2018-06-04 

  • Armenia and Imperial Decline: The Yerevan Province, 1900-1914 book cover

    Armenia and Imperial Decline

    The Yerevan Province, 1900-1914

    By George Bournoutian

    This book seeks, for the first time, to examine the demography and the social and economic conditions in the Yerevan Province during the first decade of the twentieth century, before the great changes that occurred during World War I and the seven decades of Soviet rule. Unlike in Tiflis and Baku,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10 
    Routledge Advances in Armenian Studies

  • What is Shi'i Islam?: An Introduction book cover

    What is Shi'i Islam?

    An Introduction

    By Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, Christian Jambet

    For the public at large Shi’ism often implies a host of confused representations, suggesting more often than not obscurantism, intolerance, political violence and other ignominies running hot or cold in response to world events. In fact for many people, Shi’ism stands for "radical Islam", or –…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08 
    Routledge Persian and Shi'i Studies

  • The Mongols in Iran: Qutb Al-Din Shirazi's Akhbar-i Moghulan book cover

    The Mongols in Iran

    Qutb Al-Din Shirazi's Akhbar-i Moghulan

    By George Lane

    The polymath, Qutb al-Dīn Shīrāzī, operated at the heart of the Ilkhanate state (1258-1335) from its inception under Hulegu. He worked alongside the scientist and political adviser, Nasir al-Dīn Ṭūsī, who had the ear of the Ilkhans and all their chief ministers. The Mongols in Iran provides an…

    Hardback – 2018-05-07 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • Iranian Intellectuals: 1997–2007 book cover

    Iranian Intellectuals


    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 – 2018-04-30 

  • Iranian Classical Music: The Discourses and Practice of Creativity book cover

    Iranian Classical Music

    The Discourses and Practice of Creativity

    By Laudan Nooshin

    Questions of creativity, and particularly the processes which underlie creative performance or ’improvisation’, form some of the central areas of interest in current musicology. Yet the predominant discourses on which musicological thought in this area are based have rarely been challenged. In this…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Discourses of Ideology and Identity: Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests book cover

    Discourses of Ideology and Identity

    Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests

    By Chris Featherman

    In this monograph, Chris Featherman adopts a discourse analytical approach to explore the ways in which social movement ideologies and identities are discursively constructed in new and old media. In the context of his argument, Featherman also considers current debates surrounding the role that…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

  • Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form book cover

    Iranian Cinema in a Global Context

    Policy, Politics, and Form

    Edited by Peter Decherney, Blake Atwood

    Iranian films have been the subject of much critical and scholarly attention over the past several decades, and Iranian filmmakers are mainstays of international film festivals. Yet most of the attention has been focused on a small segment of Iranian film production: auteurist art cinema. Iranian…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06

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

    Iran and Russian Imperialism

    The Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914

    By Moritz Deutschmann

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Iranian Studies

  • The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards book cover

    The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran

    The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards

    By Hesam Forozan

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, also known as the 'Sepah', has wielded considerable and increasing power in Iran in recent decades. Established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini as a paramilitary organisation charged with protecting the nascent Islamic regime and countering the untrustworthy Imperial…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

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