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How have news stories and/or photographs shaped your impressions of Iran as a nation and/or of Iranian citizens?  Did reading Persepolis change anything?

What does the book suggest about social class in Iranian society? Consider the examples of the courtship between the family’s maid and their neighbor, and the use of “keys to paradise” to draft boys into the army.

Who are the heroes in Satrapi's story? What makes them heroic? How does a culture construct and define its heroes?



Adelkhah, Fariba. Being Modern in Iran.

HN670.2.A8 A3413 2000


Beeman, William O. Language, Status, and Power in Iran.

PK6224.75 .B44 1986


Booth-Clibborn, Edward, and Na?r Allah Purjavadi. The Splendour of Iran.

S65 2001


Dabashi, Hamid. Iran: A People InterrUniversity Pressted.

DS316.3 .D33 2007


Daniel, Elton L. The History of Iran.

DS272 .D36 2000


De Groot, Joanna. Religion, Culture and Politics in Iran: From the Qajars to Khomeini. Click to request.


Dorraj, Manochehr. From Zarathustra to Khomeini: Populism and Dissent in Iran. DS272 .D67 1990


Mottahedeh, Roy P. The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran. BP192.7.I68 M67 1985


Natali, Denise. The Kurds and the State: Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. DS59.K86 N38 2005


Rahimieh, Nasrin. Missing Persians: Discovering Voices in Iranian Cultural History. DS266 .R277 2001


Sasson, Jack M. Civilizations of the Ancient Near East.

DS57 .C55 1995




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