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Thomas . Ricks

Ph.D.

Academic Profile

I am a cultural and social historian of early modern and modern Iran, the Persian Gulf and Palestine with specific interests in schools, literati, merchants and rural peoples.

Sample Publications

Notables, Merchants and Shaykhs of Southern Iran and its Gulf Ports: Politics and Trade in Iran and the Persian Gulf Regions, AD 1729-1789 (2012);Turbulent Times in Palestine: The Diaries and Letters of Khalil Totah, 1885-1955-edited and compiled with Introduction and Notes (2009); Critical Perspectives on Modern Persian Literature - edited and compiled with Introduction and Notes (1984); and Contemporary Iran - edited and compiled with Introduction, Notes and Translation (1974).

Current Position

Independent Researcher, self