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The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism free pdf Shi'i Islam has been the official religion of Iran from the Safavids (1501-1732) to the present day. The Shi'i world experience has provided a rich artistic tradition, encompassing painting, sculpture and the production of artefacts and performance, which has helped to embed Shi'i identity in Iran as part of its national narrative. In what areas of material culture has Iranian Shi'ism manifested itself through objects or buildings that are unique within the overall culture of Islam? To what extent is the art and architecture of Iran from the Safavid period onwards identifiably Shi'i? What does this say about the relationship of nation, state and faith in Iran? Here, leading experts trace the material heritage of Iranian Shi'ism within each of its political, religious and cultural dimensions.

About Pedram Khosronejad

Pedram Khosronejad is a Research Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He obtained his PhD at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. His research interests include cultural and social anthropology, the anthropology of death and dying, visual anthropology, visual piety, devotional artefacts, and religious material culture, with a particular interest in Iran, Persianate societies and the Islamic world. He is the editor of several forthcoming publications: War in Iranian Cinema (I.B.Tauris)- Women's Rituals and Ceremonies in Islamic Societies (C.I.U. and I.B.Tauris)- and Unburied Memories: Martyrs' Grave Photographs and Funerary Memorial Objects (special issue of the Journal of Visual Anthropology on Iran). He is also chief editor of the Journal of Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia.

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Author : Pedram Khosronejad
Publisher : I.B.Tauris
Data Published : 30 November 2011
ISBN : 1848851685
EAN : 9781848851689
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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