Studies in the History and Culture of the Persianate World

Reflecting the British Institute of Persian Studies’ role in stimulating and promoting research into all aspects of Persian and Iranian Studies, the BIPS Persian Studies series exists to provide an outlet for the work conducted in this field and welcomes proposals for book length publications in the form of research monographs, conference proceedings or other edited volumes. The series is particularly ready to serve as a vehicle for publishing research undertaken with the support and sponsorship of BIPS and arising out of one of its research programmes.

The series is produced by Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris in partnership with BIPS. 

The most recent publications in the series are The Plays and Films of Bahram Beyzaie: Origins, Forms and Functions, edited by Saeed Talajooy, a collection of essays on the Iranian playwright and cinematographer Bahram Beyzaie, and  Piety and Politics in Qajar Iran: The Takkiyya Mu’avin al-Mulk in Kermanshah, by Nahid Assemi, an innovative art historical study of an important Qajar architectural monument.

Titles in the BIPS Persian Studies Series

  1. The Making of Modern Iran: State and society under Riza Shah, 1921-1941, edited by Stephanie Cronin, RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. More information here.
  2. Iranian History and Politics, Homa Katouzian, RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. More information here.
  3. Reformers and Revolutionaries in Modern Iran: New perceptions of the Iranian Left, edited by Stephanie Cronin, RoutledgeCurzon, 2004. More information here.
  4. Religion and Society in Qajar Iran, edited by Robert Gleave, RoutledgeCurzon, 2004. More information here.
  5. The Political Thought of Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari, Mahmood T. Davari, RoutledgeCurzon, 2005. More information here.
  6. The Politics of Culture in Iran, Nematollah Fazeli, RoutledgeCurzon, 2006. More information here.
  7. The Ilkhanid Book of Ascension: A Persian-Sunni devotional tale, Christiane Gruber, I.B. Tauris, 2010. More information here.
  8. The Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran: Power, religion and rhetoric, Colin P. Mitchell, I.B. Tauris, 2011. More information here.
  9. The Safavid Dynastic Shrine: Architecture, religion and power in early modern Iran, Kishwar Rizvi, I.B. Tauris, 2011. More information here.
  10. The Ornament of Histories: A history of the eastern Islamic lands AD 650-1041. The Persian text of Abu Sa‘id ‘Abd Al-Hayy Gardizi, edited & translated by C. Edmund Bosworth, I.B. Tauris, 2011. More information here.
  11. Iran between Islamic Nationalism & Secularism: The constitutional revolution of 1906, Vanessa Martin, I.B. Tauris, 2013. More information here.
  12. Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World: Iranian tradition and Islamic civilisation, A.C.S. Peacock and D.G. Tor, I.B. Tauris, 2015. More information here.
  13.  The Phoenix Mosque and the Persians of Medieval Hangzhou, George Lane (editor), Alexander (Sandy) Morton, Qing Chen, 2018. More information here.
  14. Javanmardi: The Ethics and Practice of Persianate Perfection, Lloyd Ridgeon (editor), 2018. More information here.
  15. Urban Histories of Rajasthan. Religion, Politics and Society (1550-1800), Elizabeth M. Thelen, 2022. More information here.
  16. The Plays and Films of Bahram Beyzaie. Origins, Forms and Functions, Saeed Talajooy, 2024. More information here.
  17. Piety and Politics in Qajar Iran. The Takkiya Mu’avin al-Mulk in Kermanshah, Nahid Massoumeh Assemi, 2024. More information here.
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