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Taught by Andrew Traumann

CLASS 1: Brief history of pre-Islamic Persia, notions of Zoroastrianism, the arrival of Islam in the region, and adoption of Shiism.

CLASS 2: Iran from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century: the fall of the Qajar Dynasty; the Constitutionalist Revolution; the rise of Reza Khan; the nationalization of oil by Mohamed Mossadegh and the government of Shah Reza Pahlevi.

CLASS 3: the Iranian Revolution; the Iranian political system; the Khomeini, Rafsanjani, Khatami, Ahmadinejad, and Rohani governments. The nuclear program and tensions with Saudi Arabia and the USA.

CLASS 4: Iranian Cinema; representation of women and children in films; Censorship; o State Financing, the main directors and comments about key films.

On Wednesdays: 05/05, 12/05, 19/05 and 26/05

Via Zoom, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

GEPOM courses are taught in Portuguese.

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This course aims to study the long-term transformations that Iran has been going through since the advent of Islam, also making a brief analysis of the award-winning Iranian cinema.

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