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Iranian Elites and Turkish Rulers has won the Saidi-Sirjani Award for best book on Iran published in 2010-11. The award will be presented in Istanbul on August 1st 2012, on the occasion of the 9th biennial conference of Iranian Studies. Routledge wishes to extend their congratulations to David Durand-Guedy for winning this award.

From the International Society for Iranian Studies webpage: The Saidi-Sirjani Award is granted biennially by the International Society for Iranian Studies on behalf of the Persian Heritage Foundation. Established in 1995, the purpose of the Award is to promote and encourage scholarship in the field of Iranian studies, as well as to honor the memory of Ali-Akbar Saidi-Sirjani (1931-1994), the noted Iranian historian, literary critic, and author, in appreciation for his scholarship, his courage, and his indefatigable struggle for freedom of expression. (

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