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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM210: Themes and Conflicts in Iranian History and Culture

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Ervand Abrahamian, Iran between Two Revolutions, Princeton 1982 

Yann Richard, Iran, Cambridge, 2019

Ali Ansari, Modern Iran Since 1797, London, 2019

A J Arberry, Classical Persian Literature, London 1958 (reprinted 2004) 

Michael Axworthy, Iran: Empire of the Mind, London (Penguin) 2008 

The Cambridge History of Iran (7 vols) (various authors)

Richard N Frye, The Golden Age of Persia, London, 1975

Marshall G S Hodgson, The Venture of Islam, Chicago, 1974 

Nikki Keddie, Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Yale, 2006 

Ann K S Lambton, Landlord and Peasant in Persia, London, 1991

David Menashri, Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iran: Religion, Society and Power, London, 2001

Baqer Moin, Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah, London, 1999

Roy Mottahedeh, The Mantle of the Prophet, Harmondsworth (Penguin), 1987

Reza Saberi, A Thousand Years of Persian Rubaiyat, Bethesda, 2000 

The Idea of Iran, various authors in volumes, Tauris, 2002-