Middle East Studies: Iranian Studies

  • The Iran Agenda Today: US Policy and Middle East Crisis in a New Era book cover

    The Iran Agenda Today

    US Policy and Middle East Crisis in a New Era

    By Reese Erlich

    Based on frequent, first-hand reporting in Iran and the United States, The Iran Agenda Today explores the turbulent recent history between the two countries and reveals how it has led to a misguided showdown over nuclear technology. Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich notes that all the major US…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

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

    Tourism in Iran

    Challenges, Development and Issues

    Edited by Siamak Seyfi, C. Michael Hall

    Iran has long been regarded as an international pariah state in some parts of the international community. However, its negative image in many countries disguises its history of tourism and rich cultural and natural heritage. Following the July 2015 nuclear deal and the reduction in sanctions Iran…

    Hardback – 2018-09-27 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-22 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Architectures of Transversality: Paul Klee, Louis Kahn and the Persian Imagination book cover

    Architectures of Transversality

    Paul Klee, Louis Kahn and the Persian Imagination

    By Shima Mohajeri

    Architectures of Transversality investigates the relationship between modernity, space, power, and culture in Iran. Focusing on Paul Klee’s Persian-inspired miniature series and Louis Kahn’s unbuilt blueprint for a democratic public space in Tehran, it traces the architectonics of the present as a…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • 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 – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Armenian Studies

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-05-01
    Routledge
    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 – 2018-05-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment: From Motrebi to Losanjelesi and Beyond book cover

    Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment

    From Motrebi to Losanjelesi and Beyond

    By GJ Breyley, Sasan Fatemi

    The word motreb finds its roots in the Arabic verb taraba, meaning ‘to make happy.’ Originally denoting all musicians in Iran, motrebi came to be associated, pejoratively, with the cheerful vulgarity of the lowbrow entertainer. In Iranian Music and Popular Entertainment, GJ Breyley and Sasan…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • 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
    Routledge
    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
    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
    Routledge

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