The Place of Heroes in History

The contemporary author Paul Johnson, known for his books and articles in the field of history and social sciences, was originally a journalist and for long the editor-in-chief of the much credible weekly magazine of New Statesman. Paul Johnson has published numerous books among which are The Birth of the Modern World, Modern Times, and Intellectuals.

Unfinished Memoirs

Ezatollah Sahabi, one of the most prominent national-religious campaigners during the past six decades died last week at the age of 81.

Oral History in Iran

Oral historiography is yet to be institutionalized in Iran as a novel method for collecting, storing and organizing oral resources.

Imam Khomeinis political thinking analyzed

A book has been published by Qum Islamic Maaref Publication Office in assessment of Imam Khomeinis political and governance views.

Persia in World War I and Its Conquest by Great Britain

Persia in World War I and Its Conquest by Great Britain published in 2003, is a research by Mohammad Gholi Majd, an Iranian scholar.

The very first book on the Khorasan

The very first book on the Khorasan''s Division history called, History of Khorasan Division, from Safavid Era to the Islamic Revolution, was released on April 2011.

Oral History (An Interdisciplinary Methodology)

Since, oral history is an interdisciplinary field and has many subcategories it covers a wide range of subjects. It could be said that, the most prominent writings in oral history fall into the following categories

Trilingual "Inevitability of War" to be unveiled at TIBF

Mohammad Doroudian's "Inevitability of War" – now available in three languages of English, Arabic, and French – will be unveiled on Wednesday (4 May 2011) concurrent with the inauguration day of Tehran International Book Fairr.

"Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf" released

Translated into Persian by Abdul-Mohammad Ayati, the Iranian section of "Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf" by John Gordon Lorimer has been reprinted by the publication of Iranology Foundation.

Chronology of Iranian Contemporary History

Historical documents have long been paid attention by those who are interested in historiography. The finding and rereading of documents contribute to being documentary of historical events. A historian can find historical issues by putting documents and evidences together and sometimes by getting assistance from oral history, and partly comes close to the past incidents.
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Memories of Ayatollah Jami from Destruction of Abadan

It is Friday. In the last day, they bombarded the city heavily by Katyusha. Especially the hospital was under fire and the pharmacy of the hospital was set on fire, the drugs were all around and behind the hospital. It’s clear that there is some worry for holding prayer; But what should you do when there is no safe place in all of Abadan that is safe from cannon balls and mortars. Either one should leave the prayer altogether or ...

A Piece of the War Diary; Ayatollah Jami

After crossing the bridge of Station 12, we went a few kilometers in the groves, which are all near to Bahmanshir River. We saw a huge mud bridge that connects the two sides of the river; it also became clear that it was built by brothers in Isfahan Jihad during the war. And how strong and good it had been built that the car can pass easily. By observing these scenes, ...
Book Review:

“Mother of Iran”

Esmat Ahmadian Oral Memories, Mother of Martyrs Esmail and Ibrahim Farjavani
In the absolute whiteness of the cover background, it seems the title “Mother of Iran” get its green color from the leafy ivys branch which is suspended in the air, or in better words, by its inky letters, it gives life to the plant to connect the sky; like a martyr who ascends. Such an interpretation with the shocking text on the back of the book leads to notice deeper roots:

After Years of Captivity

Memoirs of Manijeh Lashkari
It was the month of Muharram of 1374 (June 1995). When I woke up on the day of Ashura, I saw that Ali was not at home. He had said that he would go to the Heyat (mourning group). I was walking inside the house without any motivation. I went and opened the fridge, poured a glass of milk, and drank half of it. I left the glass on the cabinet, went to the closet and got dressed.