Sunday, 15 February 2015 22:50

Paucity of Accounts of Daily Life in the Iranian Medieval Times

One of the basic problems of doing research on the Iranian Medieval Times is the paucity of detailed accounts of daily life. Regarding this fact that these accounts including itineraries, historical and literary books as well as religious and legal sources constitute the basis of social history, the paucity of…
Monday, 17 November 2014 02:43

The Ocean of Letters: A Surfing Glance at Hurufism

Fatih Usluer the Associate Professor of History at TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara argues the idea of Hurufism in his recent book “Hurufi” published in 2014. He presents some core points of his book in the lecture “The Ocean of Letters: A Surfing Glance at Hurufism”. Hurufism was…
Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:31

Minority Religions in: The Fire, the Star and the Cross

The book “The Fire, the Star and the Cross, Minority Religions in Medieval and early modern Iran” offers a comprehensive discussion of the cultural, economic, and political achievements of religious groups that resisted assimilation to Islam in the Middle East. The period under study begins in the 13th century, the…
Sunday, 10 August 2014 22:15

Political Structure and Legitimacy in the Saljuq Dynasty (1055-1092)

When the Turkmen Saljuqs stepped in the world of policy, Iran had passed through the historical experience of establishing semi-autonomous powers in the Abbasid Caliphate Era. These local dynasties left their precious heritage of political structure and legitimacy to the Saljuqs to establish the first Islamic Empire in Medieval ages.…
Friday, 04 July 2014 16:10

Social History: the Cornerstone of Sociological Theories

Dr. Taghi Azad Armaki is the professor of sociology at Tehran University. His MA dissertation defended at Tehran University is based on theoretical sociology. Considering an interdisciplinary approach, he addresses the theory of Ibn Khaldun in his Ph.D dissertation at the University of Maryland. “The History of Social Thought in…
Friday, 13 June 2014 14:35

Bastani Parizi and Social History in Ḵātun-e Haftqal’a

To find the origin of the word doḵtar in many monuments including towers, castles and minarets we go to “Ḵātun-e Haftqal’a” (the lady of seven castles) of Dr. Muhammad Ebrahim Bastani Parizi that has provided the most plausible answer to this question. “Ḵātun-e Haftqal’a” includes many articles like “Nādar-e dorān”…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:30

Social History

The development of society and human being synchronically has established the foundations of social history. To study the historical phenomena through modern theories is one of the critical challenges of social history. The Iranian medieval time is one of the main phases whose social history has rarely been studied. Considering…

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