Moving Beyond the Muslim Conquest and the Two Centuries of Silence

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 6pm - 9:30pm

Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine

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Association of Iranian American Professionals Presents:

“Moving Beyond the Muslim Conquest and the Two Centuries of Silence

گذر ازشکست ساسانیان و دو قرن سکوت

By Dr. Touraj Daryaee

** Talk is in Persian **

Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 31st, 6:00 pm
Address: 5911 Balboa Ave  San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: 858-215-AIAP
or 858-215-2427

About This Talk:

This talk will look at the way in which scholars in the twentieth century have covered the history of Iran from the late Sasanian period to the first two centuries of the Islamic era. It is suggested that what we think happened in Iran is really the view of the historians who were influenced by the ideological beliefs, either as nationalists, leftists or Islamist. Thus, a new paradigm is needed to look at an important turning point in Iran’s history. This change is facilitated through the recent finds of Pahlavi (Middle Persian) documents from Iran.

About the Speaker:

Touraj Daryaee holds the Howard C. Baskerville Chair in the History of Iran and the Persianate World, and is the Associate Director of the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. Some of his books include:

Scholars and Humanities: The Letters of Seyyed Hasan Taqizadeh and W.B. Henning 1933-1966, in cooperation with the late Iraj Afshar (Mazda Publishers);

Sasanian Persia: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (IB Tauris), winner of the book of the year for the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies;

The Oxford History of Iran (Oxford University Press); and most recently:

Iranian Kingship, The Arab Conquest and Zoroastrian Apocalypse, Government Research Fellowship Lectures, Mumbai (KR Cama Oriental Institute).


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Dinner and Networking
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Annoucements and Community News
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm - Music Performance
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Break
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Lecture and Q&A


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