Refashioning Iran

Orientalism, Occidentalism and Historiography

  • Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
    Pages 1-17
  3. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
    Pages 18-34
  4. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
    Pages 35-53
  5. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
    Pages 54-76
  6. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
    Pages 77-95
  7. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
    Pages 96-112
  8. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
    Pages 113-134
  9. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
    Pages 135-143
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 144-216

About this book


Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi offers a corrective to recent works on Orientalism that focus solely on European scholarly productions without exploring the significance of native scholars and vernacular scholarship to the making of Oriental studies. He brings to light a wealth of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Indo-Persian texts, made 'homeless' by subsequent nationalist histories and shows how they relate to Indo-Iranian modernity. In doing so, he argues for a radical rewriting of Iranian history with profound implications for Islamic debates on gender.


gender historiography history identity Iran national identity women

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
    • 1
  1. 1.Illinois State UniversityIllinoisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42687-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1841-3
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