Table of Contents Volume 5, Number 4

English Verso Editor-in-Chief: Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi Special Issue Dedicated to Ahmad Ashraf for His Lifetime Contribution to Iranian Studies Editors: Amir Ismail Ajami & Mohamad Tavakoli Land Reform and Agrarian Transformation in Iran, 1962–78 Amir Ismail Ajami Farmer–Herder Villages and the Revolution Mary Martin Individualization and the Emergence of Personalized Politics in Post-Revolutionary Iran Azadeh Kian […]

Land Reform and Agrarian Transformation in Iran, 1962–78

Amir Ismail Ajami has worked at Plan Organization, Tehran; University of Tehran; Pahlavi University, Shiraz; the Ministry of Agriculture, Tehran; and the University of Arizona. His research interests focus on rural social change, peasant studies, agrarian transition, and rural social stratification. Selected publications include Shishdangi: Pazhuhishi dar zaminah-yi jamashinasi-yi rusta’I (Sixdangi: A Study in the […]

Farmer–Herder Villages and the Revolution

  Mary Martin studied the ecological impact of farmer–herder strategies in northeast Iran for eighteen months during the 1974–78 period while engaged in doctoral research at Washington University in St. Louis. She has published widely on conservation at the local level; goat products and marketing; pastoral production, milk, and firewood in Turan ecology; production strategies, […]

The Chamber of Commerce and Internal Conflicts among Merchants of Bushehr in the Early 1950s

  Soheila Torabi Farsani is an associate professor of history at Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch. Her research interests are the economic history at the time of the Constitutional Revolution, historical sociology, the social history of Iran, and women’s studies. Her publications include From Merchants Representatives Council to Iran Chamber of Commerce (Entesharat Majlis Shoraye […]

Notes on the Persian Gospel Manuscript in Georgian Script

Helen Giunashvili completed her doctoral thesis, “Personal Verbal Forms in Parthian and Early Middle Persian,” at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Institute of Oriental Manuscripts) at Saint Petersburg. Her scholarly assignments have included positions at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Tehran, the Academy of Persian Language and Literature, the French Institute of […]