Middlebury

RELI 0275

Religion and Politics in Iran

Religion and Politics in Iran
The Islamic revolution of 1979, led by Ayatollah Khomeini, propelled Iran to the position of the arch-nemesis of the United States in the region. As a result of hostile media coverage, there are many misconceptions that pervade our understanding of post-revolutionary Iran. In this course we will try to offer a more nuanced understanding by looking deeper into the history of Iran beginning from the era of the early Islamic conquests. A focus of the course will be examining the intersection of religion and politics in the early modern, modern, and finally, contemporary Iranian society.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL MDE PHL
Equivalent Courses:
RELI 1075
RELI 0375

Sections in Spring 2022

Spring 2022

RELI0275A-S22 Lecture (Anzali)