New Perspectives on Safavid Iran

Author: Colin P. Mitchell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136991948
Format: PDF
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Dedicated to the renowned Safavid historian Roger Savory, this book brings together a collection of studies on the Safavid state of Iran (1501-1722) from the perspectives of political, social, literary, and artistic history. Savory, a doyen of Safavid studies in the 1960s and 1970s, was responsible for expanding and popularizing the study of Iran in the 16th and 17th century. To celebrate this legacy, well-established scholars of medieval and early modern Iran have contributed specific studies reflecting an array of research interests and specializations, which include critical re-examinations of issues of gender, literature, art and architecture, cultural and linguistic currents, illustrated historical chronicles, and courtly and administrative practices under the Safavid dynasty. This unique compilation is indicative of a growing interest in Iran and Iranian studies in both the academic and public spheres, and as such contains a number of new perspectives which will serve to supplement and re-interpret the existing corpus of Safavid scholarly literature to date. It will be an important text for scholars of world history and Middle East studies, as well as to historians in general.

New Perspectives on Safavid Iran

Author: Colin Paul Mitchell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415774628
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dedicated to the renowned Safavid historian Roger Savory, this book brings together a collection of studies on the Safavid state of Iran (1501-1722) from the perspectives of political, social, literary, and artistic history. Savory, a doyen of Safavid studies in the 1960s and 1970s, was responsible for expanding and popularizing the study of Iran in the 16th and 17th century. To celebrate this legacy, well-established scholars of medieval and early modern Iran have contributed specific studies reflecting an array of research interests and specializations, which include critical re-examinations of issues of gender, literature, art and architecture, cultural and linguistic currents, illustrated historical chronicles, and courtly and administrative practices under the Safavid dynasty. This unique compilation is indicative of a growing interest in Iran and Iranian studies in both the academic and public spheres, and as such contains a number of new perspectives which will serve to supplement and re-interpret the existing corpus of Safavid scholarly literature to date. It will be an important text for scholars of world history and Middle East studies, as well as to historians in general.

Zwischen Chiliasmus und Staatsr son

Author: Farida Stickel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110531895
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die Arbeit geht dem religiösen Wandel in Iran unter den Safaviden nach. Dabei wird nicht die Verkündung der Schia als offizieller Religion 1501 in den Mittelpunkt gestellt. Vielmehr werden die Safaviden kontextualisiert, der religiöse Wandel selbst anhand beteiligter Akteure, Auswirkungen auf religiöse Institutionen und Legitimation von Herrschaft sowie der Übersetzung in Architektur und Performanz von Ritualen nachgezeichnet.

M gen deine Augen leuchten

Author: Bita Schafi-Neya
Publisher: Braumüller Verlag
ISBN: 3991001780
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ein Land mit Repressionen, hoher Arbeitslosigkeit und Kontrollen durch Sittenwächter einerseits, erwachender Lebenslust und einem relativ gut funktionierenden Alltag andererseits. Die Deutsch-Iranerin Bita Schafi-Neya ist zwischen beiden Kulturen aufgewachsen und erzählt von der Gastfreundschaft der Iraner, von Persisch Neujahr und Haft-Sin, von Taarof – iranischen Höflichkeitsfloskeln – und von ihren Touren durch glitzernde Salzwüsten und blühende Gärten. Und sie gewährt uns Einblicke in das Privatleben junger Iraner. Sie war zu Gast auf einer illegalen Geburtstagsparty und hat einen der größten Schönheitssalons von Teheran besucht. Während die Mullahs versuchen, das Land zu regieren, nehmen die Jugendlichen sich ihre Freiheit. Sie surfen im Internet, verliebte Pärchen schlendern Hand in Hand durch die Parks und die Frauen sind – trotz Kopftuchzwang – selbstbewusster denn je. Auch auf die jüngere Geschichte Irans, den Kurs des neuen Präsidenten Rohani und die Einigung in der Atompolitik wirft diese Reportage ein neues Licht.

Persia in Crisis

Author: Rudi Matthee
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 184511745X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The decline and fall of Safavid Iran is traditionally seen as the natural outcome of the unrelieved political stagnation and moral degeneration which characterized late Safavid Iran. Persia in Crisis challenges this view. In this ground-breaking new book, Rudi Matthee revisits traditional sources and introduces new ones to take a fresh look at Safavid Iran in the century preceding the fall of Isfahan in 1722, which brought down the dynasty and ushered in a long period of turbulence in Iranian history. Inherently vulnerable because of the country's physical environment, its tribal makeup, and a small economic base, the Safavid state was fatally weakened over the course of the seventeenth century. Matthee views Safavid Iran as a network of precarious alliances subject to perpetual negotiation and the society they ruled as an uneasy balance between conflicting forces. In the later seventeenth century, this delicate balance shifted from cohesion to fragmentation. An increasingly detached, palace-bound shah; a weakening link between the capital and the outlying provinces; the regime's neglect of the military; and its short-sighted monetary policies combined to exacerbate rather than redress existing problems, leaving the country with a ruler too feeble to hold factionalism and corruption in check and a military unable to defend its borders against outside attack by Ottomans and Afghans. The scene was set for the Crisis of 1722. This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of Iranian history and the period that led to two hundred years of decline and eclipse for Iran.

Converting Persia

Author: Rula Jurdi Abisaab
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860649707
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Under the Safavids (1501-1736 CE) Persia adopted Shi'ism as its official religion. Rula Abisaab explains how and why this specific brand of Shi'ism--urban and legally-based--was brought to the region by leading Arab 'Ulama from Ottoman Syria, and changed the face of the region until this day. These emigre scholars furnished distinct sources of legitimacy for the Safavid monarchs, and an ideological defense against the Ottomans. Just as important at the time was a conscious and vivid process of Persianization both at the state level and in society. Converting Persia is vital reading for anthropologists, historians and scholars of religion, and any interested in Safavid Persia, in Shi'ism, and in the wider history of the Middle East.