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          Books - Published

 

  • Soli Shahvar,'The Forgotten Schools': The Baha'is and Modern Education in Iran, 1899-1934. London & New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers

     
    - To read Jasamin Rostan-Kolayi book review press here.
     
  • Soli Shahvar et al., The Baha’is of Iran, Transcaspia and the Caucasus.

             Vol. I: Letters of Russian Officers and Officials

             Vol. II: Reports and Correspondence of Russian Officials

Translated, annotated and edited, with detailed introductions. London & New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 2011

 

BooksIn process

  • Soli Shahvar & Eran Segal, eds. The Persian Gulf: New Directions in Research. Haifa: Pardes, forthcoming (in Hebrew)
  • Soli Shahvar, ed., University of Haifa Lectures in Baha'i Studies, Waterloo, ON, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, forthcoming
  • Soli Shahvar, Madares-e Faramoush-shodeh: Baha'iyan  va Amouzesh va Parvaresh-e Novin dar Iran, 1899 – 1934 [extended Persian translation, with additional material, of 'The Forgotten Schools': The Baha'is and Modern Education in Iran, 1899-1934], Spånga, Sweden: Nashr-e Baran, forthcoming in 2013 (in Persian)

 

 

 Articles in Refereed Journals

 

Published

  • “Concession Hunting in the Age of Reform: British Companies and the Search for    Government Guarantees; Telegraph Concessions through Ottoman Territories, 1855- 1858”, Middle Eastern Studies  38, 4 (October 2002): 169-193.
  •  “Tribes and Telegraphs in Lower Iraq: The Muntafiq and the Baghdad-Basrah Telegraph Line of 1863-1865”, Middle Eastern Studies  39, 1 (January 2003): 89-116.
  • "Communications, Qajar Irredentism and the Strategies of British India: The Makran Coast Telegraph and British Policy of Containing Persia in the East (Baluchistan) – Part I", Iranian Studies 39, 3 (September 2006): 329-351.
  • "Communications, Qajar Irredentism and the Strategies of British India: The Makran Coast Telegraph and British Policy of Containing Persia in the East (Baluchistan) – Part II”, Iranian Studies 39, 4 (December 2006): 569-595
  • “Lo Scontro con l’Iran Ora è Piu Probabile”, Limes – Rivisita Italiana di Geopolitica, Quaderno Speciale no. 2 (2006): 105-114 (in Italian).
  • “Why Israel Should Talk with Tehran (while Arming its Missiles),” Heartland – EurAsian Review of Geopolitics 2 (2006): 27-35.
  • "Iron Poles, Wooden Poles: The Electric Telegraph and the Ottoman-Iranian Boundary Conflict, 1863-1865", The British Journal of Middle East Studies 34, 1 (April 2007): 23-42.
  • "Iran, Il Giorno Dopo: La Guerra che non Conviene", Limes – Rivisita Italiana di Geopolitica 1 (2008): 1-14 (in Italian).
  • "The Islamic Regime in Iran and Its Attitude towards the Jews: The Religious and Political Dimensions", Immigrants and Minorities 27, 1 (March 2009): 82-117.
  • "Bein-e Tamjid va Nefrat: Madares-e Baha'i dar Iran", Payam-e Baha'i 386 (January 2012): 20-24 (in Persian).

 

Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books

      

Published

  •  "Iran, 1925-1946", in The Middle East Between the World Wars, ed. Haggai     Erlich, Tel Aviv: The Open University, 2003, part 2, vol. 5, pp. 251-86 (in Hebrew).
  • "Technology, Diplomacy and European Economic Enterprise in mid Nineteenth Century Ottoman Middle East: The Indo-European Telegraph Line and the Clash of the Anglo-Ottoman Interests", in Turkey: The Ottoman Past and the Republican Present, eds. Michael Winter and Miri Sheffer, Tel Aviv: The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern & African Studies and the Dept. for Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University, pp. 211-245 (in Hebrew).
  • “Farsi: The Modernization Process and the Advent of English” in Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages, eds. Judith Rosenhouse and Rotem Kowner. Clevedon, U.K.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Ontario, Canada: Multilingual Matters, 2008, pp. 187-207.

 

Entries in Encyclopedias

  •  "First Telegraph Lines in Persia", The Encyclopaedia Iranica, ed. Ehsan Yarshater, Costa Mesa, Ca.: Mazda Publishers
  •   "First Railroad Built and Operated in Persia," The Encyclopaedia Iranica, ed.     Ehsan Yarshater. Costa Mesa, Ca.: Mazda Publishers

 

       Other Scientific Publications

 

Book Reviews

  • Book review in ha-Mizrah ha-Hadash 42 (2002): 284-87 (in Hebrew) on:

David Menashri, Revolution at a Crossroads: Iran's Domestic Politics and Regional Ambitions. Washington, D.C.: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1997.

  •  Book review in The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs 4: 3 (2010): 171-73, on:

Haggai Ram, Iranophobia: The Logic of an Israeli Obsession, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.

  •  Book review in Bustan: The Middle East Book Review 3 (2012): 87-90, on: The Baha'is of Iran: Socio-Historical Studies, ed. Dominic Parviz Brookshaw and Seena Fazel, Routeledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies, vol. 12, London: Routeledge, 2008.
  •  Book review in Journal of Baha'i Studies 21, 1 (April 2011): 99-103, on:   The Baha'is of Iran: Socio-Historical Studies, ed. Dominic Parviz Brookshaw and Seena Fazel, Routeledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies, vol. 12, London: Routeledge, 2008.
  •  Book review in The International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (IJMES) on:                                                                                               Mehrdad Amanat, Jewish Identities in Iran: Resistance and Conversion to Islam and the Baha'i Faith, Library of Modern Religions 9, London & New York: I. B. Tauris, 2011(forthcoming).
  •  Book review in Journal of Baha'i Studies on: Mehrdad Amanat, Jewish Identities in Iran: Resistance and Conversion to Islam and the Baha'i Faith, London & New York: I. B. Tauris, 2011(forthcoming).
     

          Academic Editor and Series Coordinator

  • Iranian Studies coordinator, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Haifa
  • Baha'i Studies coordinator, the University of Haifa
  • Lecture Series in Baha'i Studies coordinator, the Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies & the Faculty of Humanities, the University of Haifa
  • Academic editor of the Hebrew translation of Mark Bowden's Guests of the Ayatollah (New York, NY: Grove Atlantic Inc, 2006), translated into Hebrew by Igal Eyal as "Orkhav" shel ha-Ayatollah: Ha-Krav ha-Rishon be-Milkhemet ha-Ma'arav 'im ha-Islam ha-Fundementalisti, Moshav Ben Shemen: Modan, 2012.
  • "Iran Culture Series" coordinator, the Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies & Ktav Publishers
  • Academic editor of Shirat Rumi [Rumi's Poetry]: A Selection from the Mathnavi, translated into Hebrew by Moshe Menasheof, with extensive introduction and annotations, Tel Aviv: Ktav Publishers, 2013.

 

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