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Continuity in Iranian Identity: Resilience of a Cultural Heritage (Iranian Studies)

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Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. Drawing on an exploration of history, religion and literature to define Iranian cultural identity and link the Persian past with more recent cultural and political phenomena, this book examines the history of Iran from its ancient roots to the Islamic period, paying particular attention to pre-Islamic Persian religions and their influence upon later Muslim practices and precepts in Iran.

Accessible English translations of the pre-Islamic Andarz (Advice) literature and of the Adab (Counsel) genre of the Islamic era illustrate the convergence of religion and literature in Iranian culture and how the explicitly religious Adab texts were very much influenced and shaped by the Andarz sources. Within the context of this historical material, and in particular the pre-Islamic religious material, the author highlights its literary and ethical implications on post-Islamic Iranian identity.

Exploring the link between a consistent pre-Islamic Iranian identity and a unique post-Islamic one, this book will be of interest to students of Iranian Studies, Middle Eastern studies and Religious Studies, as well as anyone wishing to learn more about Persian history and culture.

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Through the examination of history, religion and culture this book is concerned with the continuity in Iranian culture and identity. Ranging from the ancient Persian era through to the Islamic period it reviews Iranian religious movements including Zoroastrian and Muslim traditions as well as wider historical trends.

Synopsis:

Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. This book examines the history of Iran from its ancient roots to the Islamic period, paying particular attention to pre-Islamic Persian religions and literature and their influence upon later Muslim practices and precepts in Iran.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415481045
Author:
Davaran Feresht
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Davaran, Fereshteh
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Iran History.
Subject:
Iran Civilization.
Subject:
Middle East - Iran
Subject:
Regional Studies
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Routledge
Series:
Iranian Studies
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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"Synopsis" by , Through the examination of history, religion and culture this book is concerned with the continuity in Iranian culture and identity. Ranging from the ancient Persian era through to the Islamic period it reviews Iranian religious movements including Zoroastrian and Muslim traditions as well as wider historical trends.
"Synopsis" by , Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. This book examines the history of Iran from its ancient roots to the Islamic period, paying particular attention to pre-Islamic Persian religions and literature and their influence upon later Muslim practices and precepts in Iran.
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