Ahmad Sadri • The Iranian Age of Enlightenment
When Europe experienced the “dark ages,” Iran was going through a veritable renaissance in arts, letters, science and philosophy. We will discuss the rise of this effervescence and the reasons for its decline.
Ahmad Sadri, regular CG faculty; Ph.D., New School for Social Research; College Professor of Islamic World Studies, Lake Forest College; author of several books, in Persian and in English, including Max Weber’s Sociology of Individuals. Most recently, his beautifully illustrated translation: Shahnameh: Epic of the Persian Kings.