disease, leadership, psychology
STUDIES OF IRANIAN POLITICAL HISTORY OFTEN ASSUME THAT THE REPERCUSSIONS OF physical or mental illness on leadership are inconsequential in determining the course of history. Globally, very few scholars have attempted to systematically examine the effects of illness on leaders and Iranian historians seem to evade this topic entirely.
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