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Iran in the 20th Century: Historiography and Political Culture
Political upheaval has marked Iran’s history throughout the twentieth century. Wars, revolutions, coups and the impact of modernism have shaped Iran’s historiography, as they have the country’s history. Originally based on oral and written sources, which underpinned traditional genealogical and dynastic history, Iran’s historiography was transformed in the early 20th centu ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 15th 2009 by I. B. Tauris
(first published 2009)
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This is a must-read introduction to the Modern and contemporary Iranian history showing how power relations were functioning through the disputed historical discourse. The book comprises the main trends of the Iranian schools of historiography and its key figures, as it addresses the main obstacles that contemporary Iranian historiographical discourse needs to tackle.
Touraj Atabaki is a professor of the "Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia" at the Department of History of the University of Amsterdam and a senior research fellow at the International Institute of Social History. Dr Atabaki is also the President of the European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS), a member of the Conference of the Presidents of the European Associations for A ...moreMore about Touraj Atabaki...