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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 40 new and published books in the subject of Iranian Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Islamic Tolerance

    Amir Khusraw and Pluralism

    By Alyssa Gabbay

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Although pluralism and religious tolerance are most often associated today with Western Enlightenment thinkers, the roots of these ideologies stretch back to non-Western and premodern societies, including many under Muslim rule. This book explores the development of pluralism in Islam in South Asia...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism

    A History of Sufi-Futuwwat in Iran

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. City of Knowledge in Twentieth Century Iran

    Shiraz, History and Poetry

    By Setrag Manoukian

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book presents a cultural history of modern Iran from the point of view of Shiraz, a city famous for its poetry and its traditions of scholarship. Exploring the relationship among history, poetry and politics, the book analyses how Shiraz came to be defined as the country’s cultural capital,...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Domestic Violence in Iran

    Women, Marriage and Islam

    By Zahra Tizro

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book offers a new methodological and theoretical approach to the highly sensitive and complicated issue of violence against women in contemporary Iran. Challenging the widespread notion that secularisation and modernisation are the keys to emancipating women, the author instead posits that...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. New Perspectives on Safavid Iran

    Empire and Society

    Edited by Colin P. Mitchell

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Dedicated to the renowned Safavid historian Roger Savory, this book brings together a collection of studies on the Safavid state of Iran (1501-1722) from the perspectives of political, social, literary, and artistic history. Savory, a doyen of Safavid studies in the 1960s and 1970s, was...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender in Contemporary Iran

    Pushing the Boundaries

    Edited by Roksana Bahramitash, Eric Hooglund

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women’s lives and showing how women have now become agents of social change rather than victims. Bringing together the detailed primary research of a number of eminent scholars working in...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistan

    Anomalous Visions of History and Form

    By Wali Ahmadi

    Series: Iranian Studies

    With the unleashing of the "War on Terror" in the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan has become prominent in the news. However, we need to appreciate that no substantive understanding of contemporary history, politics and society of this country can be achieved without a thorough analysis of the Afghan...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Continuity in Iranian Identity

    Resilience of a Cultural Heritage

    By Fereshteh Davaran

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. Drawing on an exploration of history, religion and literature to define Iranian cultural identity and link the Persian past with more recent cultural and...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Sih-Rozag in Zoroastrianism

    A Textual and Historico-Religious Analysis

    By Enrico Raffaelli

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Focusing on the Avestan and Pahlavi versions of the Sih-rozag, a text worshipping Zoroastrian divine entities, this book explores the spiritual principles and physical realities associated with them. Introducing the book is an overview of the structural, linguistic and historico-religious elements...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Recasting Iranian Modernity

    International Relations and Social Change

    By Kamran Matin

    Series: Iranian Studies

    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...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge