Iran and the Surrounding World
Interactions in Culture and Cultural Politics
The authors combine approaches from history, political science, anthropology, international relations, and culturalstudies. Some essays address Iran’s interactions with various Arab and Turkic ethnicities in the region stretching from India to Egypt. Others examine its relations with the West during the Qajar and Pahlavi eras, women's issues, culture inside Iran during the Islamic Republic, and the Shi`ite theocracy of Iran as compared with other Muslim states.
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"This volume provides fifteen stimulating articles about a part of the world Americans urgently need to know better. By placing Iran after 1500 not within its official, modern borders, but within an earlier world of porous boundaries, and a contemporary world of transnational interactions, the volume situates itself well within new trends of historical writing. The authors are among the foremost authorities writing on Iran today."—Barbara D. Metcalf, University of California, Davis
"This enjoyable book covers relations with South Asia and the role of Turkic nomadic tribes, through discussions of long-term relations with the West and the cultural-political significance of the arts. Almost half the book addresses the perod since the revolution of 1979, and there are several original contributions on women's issues."—Janet Afary, Purdue University
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