By Touraj Atabaki
Wars, revolutions, coups and the effect of modernism have reworked strength 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 heritage. initially according to oral and written assets, which underpinned conventional genealogical and dynastic heritage, Iran’s historiography was once reworked within the early twentieth century with the improvement of a ‘new’ institution of proposing heritage. the following emphasis shifted from the anecdotal story-telling style to social, political, monetary, cultural and non secular history-writing.
A new realizing of the country kingdom and the significance of identification and overseas kin in defining Iran’s position within the glossy global all served to rework the viewpoint of Iranian historiography.
Touraj Atabaki the following brings jointly a number wealthy contributions from overseas students who conceal the best topics of the historiography of 20th-century Iran, together with constitutional reform and revolution, literature and structure, identification, girls and gender, nationalism, modernism, Orientalism, Marxism and Islamism.
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