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Making History in Iran: Education, Nationalism, and Print Culture

Farzin Vejdani


This book provides a novel perspective on the relationship between institutions, the position of individual historians in relation to the state, and the contours of specific interpretations of the past in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Iran. It advances debates about Iranian nationalist historiography beyond a consideration of a few “great men” by discussing the complex sets of interactions among a wide cross section of Iranian society—scholars, schoolteachers, students, intellectuals, feminists, government, and poets—who were crucial in defining Iranian nationalism. In order to ... More

Keywords: historiography, Iran, education, public sphere, imperial court, historians, translation, nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804791533
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804791533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Farzin Vejdani, author
Ryerson University