Rudi Matthee at Iranian Studies Initiative: Between Decays and Regeneration Past

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 - New York, NY, United States

Between Decays and Regeneration: The Eighteenth Century in Iranian History and Historiography
Rudi Matthee, History, University of Delaware
An exercise in identity formation, this talk probes the ways in which Iranians - both persophone elites and the subaltern who rarely speaks - since Safavid times have engaged with the world around them. It views the apparent rupture represented by the three-quarter century following the fall of Isfahan in 1722 as crucial in this process of self-fashioning


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