Cyrus Schayegh. Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong. Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

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Bianca Devos, « Cyrus Schayegh. Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong. Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950 », Abstracta Iranica, ID : 10.4000/abstractairanica.40781


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As Ferdousi’s line “Who is knowledgeable is strong” (tavānā bovad har ke dānā bovad) in the title suggests, this book mainly focuses on modern science, in particular its significance for the “modern Iranian middle class”, which shaped modernist discourse during the first half of the 20th century. Schayegh’s remarkable scholarly research combines different approaches to modern Iranian history by using the concept of class as an analytical base for his study and writing of the history of modern...

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