Iran: A History


3:10 PM – 4:50 PM

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

From antiquity to 1935 it was known as Persia, then renamed Iran and in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran. As a civilization it has spanned the centuries and as the standard bearer of Shiism, Persia/Iran has had a history unique to Asia.   Yet as history shows, Persians/Iranians are of sturdy stock, having weathered invasions and sweeping changes in history as well as having enjoyed the fruits of an empire.  This course traces one of history’s most fascinating yet misunderstood people and helps us understand contemporary Iran.

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Facilitator: Mark Albertson

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine; and, is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America.  He has authored several books, among which is On History:  A Treatise.  As an avid speaker, Mark presents a wide variety of historical, political and current events topics in many venues.