Modern Iran: A History in Documents


Modern Iran Covering the period from the early nineteenth century to the present day, Modern Iran: A History in Documents brings   together primary sources in translation that shed light on aspects of the political, social, cultural, and intellectual history of   modern Iran. It makes use of a combination of documents that include newspapers and the periodical press, diaries, memoirs,   letters, speeches, and essays that have been translated here for the first time from Persian. It focuses on the momentous   changes that society went through, encompassing not only political events and developments but also ideas, perceptions, and   mindsets.

As a result, in addition to well-known texts of major diplomatic conventions, this book also includes lesser-known   passages   that describe the reception of and response to major developments on the part of different segments of society, both   men and   women. The book is divided into ten chapters, with the last one bringing together documents that offer insights into   recent   events; these documents include contrasting viewpoints expressed in the Iranian press regarding the nuclear agreement   reached in 2015 between Iran and six world powers.

Negin Nabavi, associate professor at Montclair State University, is the author of Intellectuals and the State in Iran: Politics, Discourse, and the Dilemma of Authenticity and Iran: From Theocracy to the Green Movement.