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The Clash of Nationalisms: Iranian Response to Baku’s Irredentism

Hamid Ahmadi

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While it is true that Iran is composed of various religious-linguistic minority groups, making ethnicity an issue worth studying, Iran has specific features that differentiate it from other societies ... More


The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism: Race and the Politics of Dislocation

Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175760
eISBN:
9780231541114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175760.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Reza Zia-Ebrahimi revisits the work of Fathʿali Akhundzadeh and Mirza Aqa Khan Kermani, two Qajar-era intellectuals who founded modern Iranian nationalism. In their efforts to make sense of a ... More


The Lucrative Business of the Cyrus Cylinder: Commodification of an Iranian Icon

Kamyar Abdi

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter focuses on the Cylinder of Cyrus the Great (c. 600–530 BCE) of Persia. More commonly known as the “Cyrus Cylinder,” this archaeological find housed in the British Museum is about 22 ... More


An Islamic Revolution in Iran; Initial Misreading by the Saudis

Dilip Hiro

in Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

By 1978, with all avenues of secular opposition blocked by the Shah’s dictatorial regime, more and more Iranians had turned to the mosque to voice their growing discontent. The revered Shia cleric, ... More


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