Professor Ali Ansari

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Professor Ali Ansari

Iranian History

St Andrews University

, United Kingdom

Ali's research interests include the development of the State in Iran in the modern era, with a particular focus on nationalism, mythology and the use (and abuse) of history. He is currently investigating the historiography of modern Iran, both the way in which historians have interpreted the development of Iranian state and society and the way in which Iranian historians have sought to construct a distinctly Iranian identity both in terms of their own history but also in relation to regional and international powers, most obviously the West.

Key Subjects

Iranian state, Ideology, Myth, Nation building, Social and Intellectual history, Iran and the West

Languages

English

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