Iranian Studies Products

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran

    The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guard

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • 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 – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

  • The Thousand and One Borders of Iran

    Travel and Identity

    By Fariba Adelkhah

    A country marked by controversy, Iran’s social, cultural and political dynamics are too often reduced to a few misleading clichés. Islamism is widely considered to shape all social relations in Iranian society and, while Iranian society is indeed Islamic, this term’s multiple meanings in everyday…

    Hardback – 2015-09-30 
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • The Historiography of Persian Architecture

    Edited by Mohammad Gharipour

    Historiography is the study of the methodology of writing history, the development of the discipline of history, and the changing interpretations of historical events in the works of individual historians. Exploring the historiography of Persian art and architecture requires a closer look at a…

    Hardback – 2015-09-18 
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09 
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Religious Authority and Political Thought in Twelver Shi'ism

    From Ali to Post-Khomeini

    By Hamid Mavani

    Ranging from the time of the infallible Imams, to the contemporary era, this book provides a comprehensive overview of Shi’i religious and political authority, focusing on Iran and Lebanon, without limiting the discourse to Khomeini’s version of an Islamic State. Utilising untapped Arabic and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Islam

  • The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei

    Out of the Mouth of the Supreme Leader of Iran

    By Yvette Hovsepian-Bearce

    Ayatollah ?Ali 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…

    Hardback – 2015-08-05
    Routledge
    UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

  • Recasting Iranian Modernity

    International Relations and Social Change

    By Kamran Matin

    Critically deploying the idea of uneven and combined development this book provides a novel non-Eurocentric account of Iran’s experience of modernity and revolution. Recasting Iranian Modernity presents the argument that Eurocentrism can be decisively overcome through a social theory that has…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Kirman and the Qajar Empire

    Local Dimensions of Modernity in Iran, 1794-1914

    By James M Gustafson

    Despite its apparently peripheral location in the Qajar Empire, Kirman was frequently found at the centre of developments reshaping Iran in the 19th century. Over the Qajar period the region saw significant changes, as competition between Kirmani families rapidly developed commercial cotton and…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Medieval Persia 1040-1797

    2nd Edition

    By David Morgan

    Medieval Persia 1040-1797 charts the remarkable history of Persia from its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD to the modern period at the end of the eighteenth century, when the impact of the west became pervasive. David Morgan argues that understanding this complex period of…

    Paperback – 2015-07-08
    Routledge

  • The Revolutionary Guards in Iranian Politics

    Elites and Shifting Relations

    By Bayram Sinkaya

    The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been dubbed the ‘kingmaker’ in recent studies of Iranian politics, precipitating heated debates surrounding the potential militarization of the Iranian regime and giving rise to paradoxical understandings of the IRGC; whether as a military…

    Hardback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

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