By Touraj Atabaki

ISBN-10: 1845119622

ISBN-13: 9781845119621

Political upheaval has marked Iran’s background through the 20th century. the rustic has been ravaged by way of global wars and the brutal Iran-Iraq warfare which expense tens of millions of lives. there has been a Constitutional Revolution in 1905-1909 and coups in 1921 and 1953, whilst Reza Shah and Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi took absolute strength, through one more revolution in 1979 whilst Ayatollah Khomeini proclaimed the Islamic Republic.

Wars, revolutions, coups and the effect of modernism have reworked energy family members one of the political and army elite and feature ended in radical political, social, cultural, non secular and alter all through kingdom and society. those upheavals have formed Iran’s historiography, simply as they've got the country’s background. initially in keeping with oral and written resources, which underpinned conventional genealogical and dynastic background, Iran’s historiography was once reworked within the early twentieth century with the improvement of a ‘new’ college of offering background. right here emphasis shifted from the anecdotal story-telling style to social, political, fiscal, cultural and spiritual history-writing.

A new knowing of the country country and the significance of identification and overseas kin in defining Iran’s position within the glossy international all served to rework the viewpoint of Iranian historiography.

Touraj Atabaki the following brings jointly quite a number wealthy contributions from overseas students who hide the major issues of the historiography of 20th-century Iran, together with constitutional reform and revolution, literature and structure, identification, ladies and gender, nationalism, modernism, Orientalism, Marxism and Islamism.

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