Iran’s Modern History: A Conversation with Abbas Amanat

Illustration of Tehran by Esmail Ashtiyani (1938)
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

In Iran: A Modern History, Abbas Amanat combines chronological and thematic approaches, exploring events with lasting implications for modern Iran and the world. Here, Amanat discusses his motivation for consolidating five centuries of Iran’s history, the country’s challenges to modernity, and the book’s far-reaching impact since its publication in 2019.

Yale University Press