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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2004

HIS 331G • History of Iran to 1800

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35690 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
GAR 109

Course Description

A survey of the social, cultural, and religious transformation of Iran from the pre-Islamic Achaemenid dynasty to the imposition of Shi`ism by the Safavids in the pre-modern era. Emphasis on the transformation of distinctly Iranian features as a result of the Islamic conquest and the centrality of this area as a center of shifting influences from both West and East.


Richard Bulliet, ISLAM: THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE. John Curtis, ANCIENT PERSIA. Richard Frye, THE GOLDEN AGE OF PERSIA. David Morgan, MEDIEVAL PERSIA, 1040-1797


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