Institute for Iranian Studies
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(2022-06-16) - ThesisNarratives of the late Qajar period have considered Iran a country in decline, unable to engage effectively with British and Russian modernity, spearheaded by imperial practices. Yet, in truth, this account requires a ...
(2019-06-27) - ThesisThis thesis studied the interaction of American Protestant missionaries with Iranians during the 1960s and 1970s. It focused on the missionary activities of four American Protestant groups: Presbyterians, Assemblies of ...
The impact of the modernisation of Iran on Kurdish society : modernity, modernisation and social change (1920-1979) (2019-06-27) - ThesisThis PhD study examines the consequences of modernity and modernisation for Kurdish-Iranian society in the twentieth century. It identifies a dual process of socio-economic transformation and homogenisation of culture and ...
The development of the legal parameters of the waqf institution in contemporary Iran and its socioeconomic impact (2014) - ThesisThis thesis argues that the laws of waqf in Iran lack modern relevance. Such laws have never been completely modernised, and the waqf system, no longer responsible for the delivery of public goods, still holds a vast ...