He acquired physics, chemistry, mathematics, and geography books and .. Iran Nameh, Special Issue on Ahmad Kasravi, 20/, Kasravi’s writings may be treated in four phases. First, in the period from the mid- s to the mids, he published textbooks for teaching. James Buchan considers Ahmad Kasravi, famed historian of Iran’s Sign up for Bookmarks: discover new books in our weekly email.

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Where this book touches on the place of women in society, he remained dependent on Irano-Islamic tradition. A reading of Kasravi’s History suggests that by far the most likely outcome of recent events in Iran, from a purely historical point of view, is despotism.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ahmad Kasravi. Not so his successors. That brought him to the attention not only of Khomeini but of a young seminarian, Muhammad Navvab Safavi, who had been influenced by Khomeini’s early writings on Islamic government and founded a terrorist group called the Fedayan-e Islam “Devotees of Islam”.

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. Critical essay by M. In Ahmad Kasravi led the way in establishing the ancestry of the Safavids dynasty with the publication of three influential articles, and disputed the validity of the ‘official’ Safavid family tree contained in the Safvat al-Safa, and argued convincingly that the ancestors of Shaykh Safi al-Din, who founded the Safavid Order tariqawere indigenous inhabitants of Iran and were of pure Aryan stock.


His understanding of language and its role in modern society was incorporated into the framework of his project for the construction of a modern nation-state in Iran replicating the European model of nation-states. Thenceforward he became, in Roy Mottahedeh’s words, “a true anti-cleric. According to Kasravi, the clergy did not perform their expected role. Showing 1 – 3 of 3. Navvab Safavi is commemorated by a metro station and parkway in Tehran.

In kasravvi course of the s, he came to argue that the Shia itself was a perversion of the prophet’s Islam. We provide a free online form to document your learning and a certificate for your records. For Instructors Request Inspection Copy. Bahrami, Mehdi Bailey, Gauvin A. It was a time when the passion for Europe among Iranians who favored modernism ahad at its peak.

May 1, Last Updated: In the end he accepted the position of judge in the Tabriz appellate court, but three weeks later, on 21 Februarya coup by the Cossack division under the command of Colonel Reza Khan put an kasrav to it. Columbia University Press, Khomeini, himself a brilliant stylist, conceded on television in that Kasravi knew his history and was a good writer, but was a vile man who sought prophethood.

Ali Shariati some three decades later, Kasravi considered that there were two kinds of Islam:. The outbreak of World War I in summer engendered great hopes among the constitutionalists.


This is the second and final installment of this book. He showed that the ancient Azari language was an offshoot of Pahlavi language.

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Kasravi is known for his solid research work on the ancient Azari language and origin of the Azerbaijani people. He intended in part to lift the intellectual obstacles that formed a barrier to bpoks unity and in part to propagate a degree of rationalism in a world where the ancestral culture transmitted by literature and religious faith found it hard, because of its propensity for the irrational, to incorporate scientific thought, the keystone of the incredible success of Western societies.

What are VitalSource eBooks? They even excommunicated him in an attempt to turn the faithful against him.

This page boojs last edited on 29 Novemberat The next chapter is about the negative effect of Sufism on its followers because of the nature of the ideology. In his writings, Kasravi demeaned several of the imams and Fatemeh, the daughter of the Prophet and Ali’s wife.

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Most of the themes of the essay remain relevant today. This incident led him to become involved with modern science.

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