Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM211: The Revolution of 1978/79, the Islamic Republic and the Politics of Contemporary Iran

This module descriptor refers to the 2015/6 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

Ervand Abrahamian Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic, Berkeley, 1993

Nasrin Alavi We are Iran, London 2005

Ali Ansari Modern Iran Since 1921 London 2003

Ali Ansari Confronting Iran, London 2006

Said Amir Arjomand The Turban for the Crown, Oxford 1988

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

Michael Axworthy 'Diplomatic Relations Between Iran and the UK in the Early Reform Period, 1997-2000'; in Anoush Ehteshami and Mahjoob Zweiri (eds) Iran's Foreign Policy From Khatami to Ahmadinejad, Reading (Ithaca Press) 2008

Farah Azari 'Sexuality and Women's Oppression in Iran' in Women of Iran: The Conflict with Fundamentalist Islam (pp 90-156), London 1983

Esfahani, Hadi Salehi; Pesaran, M. Hashem
'The Iranian Economy in the Twentieth Century: A Global Perspective'
Iranian Studies, Volume 42, Issue 2, 2009, Pages 177 - 211

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

Azadeh Kian-Thiebaut: 'From Motherhood to Equal Rights Advocates: The Weakening of the Patriarchal Order' in Iranian Studies, vol 38, No 1, March 2005 pp 45-66

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

Ziba Mir-Hosseini 'Women, Marriage and the Law in Iran' in Haleh Afshar (ed ) Women in the Middle East Basingstoke 1992 pp 59-84

Baqer Moin Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah, London 1999

Moojan Momen An Introduction to Shi'i Islam, Yale 1985

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

Anthony Parsons The Pride and the Fall: Iran 1974-1979, London 1984

Kamran Talattof The Politics of Writing in Iran, Syracuse 2000

Richard Tapper (ed) The New Iranian Cinema: Politics, Representation and Identity, London 2002

Mostafa Vaziri Iran as Imagined Nation: The Construction of National Identity, New York 1993