HIS 331G • History of Iran to 1800
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
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