Iran to 1950
(see also Iran: Mossadegh Regime, Iran: Pahlavi Regime, Iran: Islamic Revolution, 1979-98, US & Iran, Iraq & Iraq: Shi'ites)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
If the CIA Had Butted Out, Ahmed Bouzid, LA Times (10/21/01). Roots of 9/11 in US opposition to Iranian democracy in 1953.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Iran Chamber Society. Arts & culture.
Middle East Research & Information Project. Publishes indispensible MERIP Report.
In the Library: Articles:
Abedi, Mehdi & Michael M.J. Fischer. "An Iranian village boyhood," in E. Burke III (ed.) Struggle & Survival in the Modern Middle East (Berkeley, 1993), pp. 320-35.
Abrahamian, Ervand. "The crowd in Iranian politics, 1905-1953,"
Past & Present (12/68).
Alavitabar, Alireza. "'God hasn't died in this society yet," Middle East Report 212 (fall, 1999).
Azimi, Fakhreddin. "Amir Agha: an Iranian worker," in E. Burke III (ed.) Struggle & Survival in the Modern Middle East (Berkeley, 1993), pp. 290-304.
Balaghi, Shiva & Anthony Shadid. "Nature has no culture: the photographs of Abbas Kiarostami," Middle East Report 219 (sum 2001).
Beck, Lois. "Rostam: Qashqai rebel," in E. Burke III (ed.) Struggle & Survival in the Modern Middle East (Berkeley, 1993), pp. 305-19.
Bourghani, Ahmad. "'The conservatives have misjudged'," Middle East Report 212 (fall 1999).
De Groot, Joanna. "Coexisting & conflicting identities: women & nationalisms in 20th-c. Iran," in Pierson & Chaudhuri (eds.) Nation, Empire, Colony (Bloomington, 1998), pp. 139-65.
Ehsani, Kaveh. "High stakes for Iran," Middle East Report 216 (fall 2000):38-41.
Engeland, Claude van. "Puissance et ambiguités du mouvement religieux," Le Monde Diplomatique (12/78).
Keddie, Nikki R. "Religion & irreligion in early Iranian nationalism," Comparative Studies in Society & History 4 (1961-62):265-95.
Miersepassi-Ashtiani, Ali & Valentine M. Moghadam. "The left & political Islam in Iran: a retrospect & prospects," Radical History Review 51 (fall 1991):27-64.
Moallem, Minoo. "The ethnicity of Islamic fundamentalism: the case of Iran," South Asia Bulletin 12,2 (198?).
Yagoubian, David N. "Hagob Hagobian: an Armenian truck driver in Iran," in E. Burke III (ed.) Struggle & Survival in the Modern Middle East (Berkeley, 1993), pp. 224-33.
Zirinsky, Michael P. ”Imperial Power and Dictatorship: Britain and the Rise of Reza Shah, 1921-1926,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 24, No. 4. (11/92): 639-663.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Beeman, William O. Culture, Performance & Communication in Iran (Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages & Cultures of Asia & Africa, 1982).
__________. Language, Status, & Power in Iran (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1986).
Bonine, Michael E. & Nikki R. Keddie (eds.) Modern Iran: The Dialectics of Continuity & Change (Albany: SUNY, 1981).
Byron, Robert. The Road to Oxiana  (London: Chaucer, 1981). Traveller's account of Iran & Afghanistan in 1933-34.
Friedl, Erika. Women of Deh Koh: Lives in an Iranian Village  (NY: Penguin, 1991).
Goldin, Farideh. Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Women (Lebanon NH: U. of New England, 2003).
Haeri, Shahla. Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'a Iran (Syracuse: U. Syracuse, 1989).
Halm, Heinz. Shia Islam: From Religion to Revolution (Princeton: Princeton, 1996).
Keddie, Nikki R. Historical Obstacles to Agrarian Change in Iran (Claremont CA: Society for Oriental Studies, 1960).
__________. Religion & Rebellion in Iran: The Tobacco Protest of 1891-92 (London: Cass, 1966).
__________. Modern Iran: Roots & Results of Revolution  (New Haven: Yale, 2003).
Mackey, Sandra. The Iranians: Persia, Islam & the Soul of a Nation (NY, 1996).
Mutahhari, Ayatulla Murtaza. Fundamentals of Islamic Thought: God, Man, & the Universe (Berkeley, 1985).
Rahimieh, Nasrin. Missing Persians: Discovering Voices in Iranian Cultural History (Syracuse: U. Syracuse, 2001).
In the Library: Fiction
Bihrangi, Samad. The Little Black Fish & Other Modern Persian Stories (trans. Eric Hooglund & Mary Hooglund; Washington: Three Continents, 1976).
Cockburn, Leslie. Looking for Trouble: One Women, Six Wars & A Revolution (NY: Anchor, 2003).
Michener, James. Legacy (NY: Random House, 1987).
Sa'idi, Ghulam Husayn. Dandil: Stories from Iranian Life (trans. Robert Campbell, Hasan Javadi & Julie Scotgt Meisami; NY: Random House, 1981).
Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis (NY: Pantheon, 2003).
Siletz, Ari B. The Mullah with No Legs & Other Stories (Yarmouth ME: Intercultural
Southgate, Minoo S. (trans.) Modern Persian Short Stories (Washington: Three Continents, 1980).
Vidal, Gore. Creation: A Novel  (restored ed.; NY: Doubleday, 2002).
In the Library: For Young Readers
Potter, Bronson. Isfendiar & the Wild Donkeys (NY: Atheneum, 1967).
"Classical Music of Iran," Various Artists?, Smithsonian Folkways (2002). (CD)
Film & Video: