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Author Vejdani, Farzin,
Title Making history in Iran : education, nationalism, and print culture / Farzin Vejdani.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.

Author Vejdani, Farzin,
Subject Nationalism and historiography -- Iran.
Historiography -- Political aspects -- Iran.
Iran -- History -- Study and teaching.
Iran -- Historiography.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Patronage, translation, and the printing of history -- Schools, citizenship, and revolution -- The state, education, and the standardization of history -- The women's movement, the press, and exemplary biographies -- Writing the local into the national -- A nation of poets.
Note Print version record.
Summary Iranian history was long told through a variety of stories and legend, tribal lore and genealogies, and tales of the prophets. But in the late nineteenth century, new institutions emerged to produce and circulate a coherent history that fundamentally reshaped these fragmented narratives and dynastic storylines. Farzin Vejdani investigates this transformation to show how cultural institutions and a growing public-sphere affected history-writing, and how in turn this writing defined Iranian nationalism. Interactions between the state and a cross-section of Iranian society-scholars, schoolteacher.
ISBN 9780804792813 (electronic bk.)
080479281X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 892845077
Additional Format Print version: Vejdani, Farzin. Making history in Iran 9780804791533 (DLC) 2014025921 (OCoLC)880237508