Middle East Studies: Iranian 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 – 2018-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Persian and Shi'i Studies

  • 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
    Routledge Advances in Armenian 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 – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge

  • 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

    This is an annotated, paraphrased translation of a thirteenth century historical chronicle penned, though not necessarily authored, by a widely respected Persian scholar of the Iranian Ilkhanate (1258-1335), Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī (d.1311).…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • 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 – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • 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 – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    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 – 2018-01-23 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • The Development of the Babi/Baha'i Communities: Exploring Baron Rosen's Archives book cover

    The Development of the Babi/Baha'i Communities

    Exploring Baron Rosen's Archives

    By Youli Ioannesyan

    Baron Rosen’s Babi/Baha’i archives presents private letters and diplomatic correspondence from the nineteenth century, preserved among the prominent Russian scholar Baron Victor Rosen’s materials in the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg branch. The materials cast light on…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on stage book cover

    Gender and Dance in Modern Iran

    Biopolitics on stage

    By Ida Meftahi

     Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage investigates the ways dancing bodies have been providing evidence for competing representations of modernity, urbanism, and religiosity across the twentieth century. Focusing on the transformation of the staged dancing body, its space of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era book cover

    Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran

    Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era

    By Pamela Karimi

    Examining Iran’s recent history through the double lens of domesticity and consumer culture, Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran demonstrates that a significant component of the modernization process in Iran advanced beyond political and public spheres. On the cusp of Iran’s entry into…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Iranian Foreign Policy Since 2001: Alone in the World book cover

    Iranian Foreign Policy Since 2001

    Alone in the World

    Edited by Thomas Juneau, Sam Razavi

    Examining Iranian foreign policy, with a focus on the years since 2001, this book analyses the defining feature of Iran’s international and regional posture, its strategic loneliness, and the implications of this for the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy. Iranian Foreign Policy since 2001 offers…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

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