History and Narrative, new horizons to history analysis

Geoffrey Roberts' "The History and Narrative Reader" converted to Persian by Farzaneh Dehkordi is published by Imam Sadiq University Press. This book deals with the subject of narratoloy in history analysis and depicts new horizons to history analysis that are beneficial in critical readings.

IBNA: "The History and Narrative Reader" is a comprehensive collection of theories of narrative and history in which Roberts has attempted to pick up theoreticians whose ideas are somehow influential in the field of hermeneutics of history and theories of history and narrative.

The chapters of this book include: Introduction: The history and narrative debate; 1960 – 2000; Part One: Narrative and Historical Understanding Part Two: Narrative and Human Action; Part Three: Narrative and Historical Realism; Part Four: Narrative History and the Linguistic Turn; Part Five: Narrative and Structure; and Part Six: Narrative and the Practice of History.

In the introduction you will read: "Are historians story-tellers? Is it possible to tell true stories about the past?" These are two fundamental questions addressed in this volume. The main point in history is that everyone can obtain a relative understanding of history and fancy it by following the narratives remained from the past. But are these narratives all instances of history? It seems that when dealing with history, everyone presents his own understanding of it in the form of a narrative and here the relationship between history and narrative begins.

Geoffrey Roberts's 'The history and Narrative Reader" is rendered into Persian by Farzaneh Dehkordi in 220 pages and 1000 copies and published by Imam Sadiq University Press.

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A memory from Mohammad Reza Yousefi

Stealing medicines from the city pharmacy

In the days after the Islamic Revolution, many people remember that young people gathered in different parts of the cities, and each one represented a group: groups such as the Tudeh party, Monafeghin or the hypocrites, the Fedai Guerrillas, the Democrats, Hezbollah, etc. each of which debated with each other with different political opinions and worldviews, and sometimes physical conflicts occurred between them during the debate. I was also interested in such street debates.

An Intelligent Demonstration

The people of Kurdistan did not have the courage to attend the demonstration due to pressures the regime had put on them. Whenever there was a demonstration across the country, there was no news in Saqqez until we, as the exile who were 10 to 11 people, decided to hold a demonstration there. When we started to demonstrate, two-three police cars had turned on their lights and followed us along with ...

Feeling of suffocation in runnel

Translated by M. B. Khoshnevisan
Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th of Dey 1357 (December 30 and 31, 1978) had coincided with the first days of the lunar month of Safar 1399. It had been four or five days since we left the sit-in. The regime showed terrible and intimidating behaviors and confrontations. On the other hand, we also prepared a big rally, which ended at Khorasan Governorate. From the first days of the Dey, the Pahlavi ...
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A Pious Fighter

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of Qom Seminary, the Islamic Revolution Document Center has published a collection of books. One of them under the title "A Pious Fighter" is dedicated to the oral history of the life and struggles of Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan Mousavi Shali. This work, authored by Mohammad Kazem Ameli, describes the narrators life, education, religious, cultural and political activities in four chapters.