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Books in the International Library of Iranian Studies series

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  • by Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon
    £26.99 - 126.99

    A comprehensive anthology of texts to do justice to modern Iranian political thought, containing many crucially important texts in English. This work emphasises on questions of gender and Sufism in Iran. Covering the last hundred years of Iranian history, this book introduces some of the most crucial political and religious texts of the period.

  • - Religion and Power in the Safavid Empire
    by Rula Abisaab

    Under the Safavids (1501-1736 CE), Persia adopted Shi'ism as its official religion. The author explains how and why this specific brand of Shi'ism - urban and legally-based - was brought to the region by leading Arab 'Ulama from Ottoman Syria, and changed the face of the region till this day.

  • - Women in Contemporary Iranian Society
    by Mehri Honarbin-Holliday
    £26.49 - 120.99

    The state of women in Islamic societies is the subject of much interest and heated debate, even as representations in the media rely on inadequate information and misperceptions. This title disputes the widespread stereotypes about Muslim women prevalent in the West, providing an account of young women in contemporary Iran.

  • - The Islamic Republic and the Turbulent Path to Reform
    by Ghoncheh Tazmini
    £26.99 - 120.99

    To understand contemporary Iran's politics, it is essential first to grasp the monumental changes initiated by Mohammad Khatami. This book offers a systematic analysis of Khatami the man and the reform movement that supported him. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the subtleties of contemporary Iran's political culture.

  • - Weaving Memories among Qashqa'i Nomads
    by Julia Huang

    The Qashqa'i nomads are migrant pastoralists. This book documents their difficult livelihoods and lifestyles, their society and culture, and explains how this Turkic-speaking group relates to the wider Iranian society and the Islamic Republic. Focusing on a group of women, it shows how they adapt to a changing world while retaining tribal values.

  • - The Rise and Fall of an Empire
    by Touraj Daryaee
    £26.99 - 61.99

    The Sasanians were the last of the ancient Persian dynasties, and the preeminent practitioners of the Zoroastrian religion. This book provides an account of Sasanian Persia. It offers an examination of a period of history that still has great significance for a full understanding of modern Iran.

  • - Traditional Versus Modern Medicine in Iran
    by Agnes Loeffler

  • - A Political History
    by Hamid Reza Sadr
    £24.99 - 117.49

    Post-revolutionary Iranian cinema has gained the attention of international audiences. Featuring a history of Iranian cinema, this book presents an argument that embedded within mainstream Iranian films, we find themes and characterisations which reveal the political contexts of their time which express the ideological underpinnings of a society.

  • - Cultural Perceptions from the Sasanian Empire to the Islamic Republic

    A timely reassessment of mutual cultural perceptions between Iran and the West.

  • - The Life and Writings
    by Alireza Korangy

  • - Popular Politics, Cultural Transformations and Transnational Connections

    This important and authoritative new book explores all the many different facets of the Revolution, drawing on newly available sources as well as cutting edge research from around the globe to present a definitive account.

  • - The Baha'is and Modern Education in Iran, 1899-1934
    by Soli Shahvar

    By the end of the nineteenth century it became evident to Iran's ruling Qajar elite that the state's contribution to the promotion of modern education in the country was unable to meet the growing expectations set by Iranian society. This book assesses the 'forgotten schools'.

  • - Zill al-Sultan and Isfahan under the Qajars
    by Heidi A. Walcher

    Presents a study of the social and political circumstances of late 19th-century Iran. This book examines the difficult relationships between the secular and Islamic elites, the impact on Isfahan of the pivotal Tobacco Protests in 1890-92, open trade wars against the British, suspicion of the Jews, persecution of local Babis and Bahais, and more.

  • - The Iranian Revolution and Interpretations of the Quran
    by Najibullah Lafraie

    Examines how revolutionary ideologies function, and applies these insights to the Quran and its interpreters in the vanguard of the Iranian revolution. This book delineates the different ways in which the Quran was used to mobilise action in 1979, and in so doing provides a context for understanding Islamist movements.

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