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Education,Religion and the Discourse of Cultural Reform in Qajar Iran

Second printing, 2013

Series: Bibliotheca Iranica: Intellectual Traditions Series 5
Availability: In stock
Page #: xiv + 310
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-56859-131-4, ISBN 13: 978-1568591315
bibliography, index, notes

 
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This is the most comprehensive and analytical account of educational reform in 19th century Iran. This book locates educational reform within the broader context of the process of modernization in a non-Western society. It is based on a wide variety of sources and is the only history of the New schools and Anjoman-e Ma'aref. Topics include: the Nezam-e Jadid, the Dar al Fonun, the New schools, foreign, missionary and minority schools, students abroad, the Anjoman-e Ma'aref. It emphasizes the evolving attitudes of proponents and opponents of educational reform towards its benefits and dangers. The book describes modernizati at posed by educational reform to the ulama. It charts the dialectic between competing visions of Iranian polity, society and culture.

author

Monica M. Ringer

is Associate Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations at Amherst College.

Acknowledgements
Editor's Preface
Introduction 1
Ch. I Genesis: The Nezam-e Jadid Under 'Abbas Mirza and Mohammad Shah 15
Ch. II Early Qajar Travel Literature and the Perception of "Deficiency" 53
Ch. III The Dar al Fonun, 1851-71 67
Ch. IV Missionary and Foreign Schools in Iran, 1830-1906 109
Ch. V The "New" School Movement, 1870-1906 145
Ch. VI The Anjoman-e Ma'aref 187
Ch. VII Modernization, Cultural Integrity and the Battle for Iran, 1860-1906 207
Conclusion: Crisis and Translation 251
Bibliography 273
Index 303

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