A Pathology of Islamic Revolution Historiography
Research/Original Article (بدون رتبه معتبر)
The victory of Islamic Revolution in Iran was a major phenomenon that not only violated political balance in the Middle East, but also paved the way for emergence of diversified theories by domestic and foreign researchers and scholars. As a result, they released various narratives on the history of Islamic Revolution. In the meantime, as a result of sustainability of the Revolution new stances on historiography emerged so that in addition to scholars and scientific circles, the early revolutionary forces, both supporters and opponents, became active in clarifying the Islamic Revolution from their own point of view. Given the above, the pathology of Islamic Revolution historiography is one of the most important requirements of the contemporary historiography in Iran that is expected to speed up its growth and innovation. The pathology of factors threatening the pillars and fundamentals of the Islamic Revolution historiography is an essential measure that is highly needed to prevent the emergence and growth of those threats. To that end, this paper, developed through a descriptive-analytical procedure and library method is to find an appropriate answer to the following question: What factors threaten the pillars of Islamic Revolution historiography? Results of the study indicate that such factors as dearth of reference books and documents on some incidents, distortion of Islamic Revolution prospects, lack of an appropriate roadmap, non-specialized managers at the helm of historiography, journalistic approach toward historiography, etc. are among the most outstanding factors threatening the Islamic Revolution historiography.