Iran and the Surrounding World

Iran and the Surrounding World

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These essays examine Irana€™s place in the world--its relations and cultural interactions with its immediate neighbors and with empires and superpowers from the beginning of the Safavid period in 1501 to the present day. The book provides important historical background on recent political and social developments in Iran and on its contemporary foreign relations. The topics explored include Iranian influence abroad on political organization, religion, literature, art, and diplomacy, as well as Iran's absorption of foreign influences in these areas. A special focus is the prevailing political culture of Iran throughout its early modern and contemporary periods.The Persian (Grade 1) textbook devotes four lessons to an introduction of the country, its map, its people, and its customs.6 The ... First, Iranians are bound together in a common land with clear geographic boundaries, celebrating a common feast called Aid-e Nauruz, and ... The only diversity portrayed is in a picture of men wearing different headgear, representing various ethnic groups living in Iran.

Title:Iran and the Surrounding World
Author:Nikki R Keddie, Rudolph P Matthee
Publisher:University of Washington Press - 2002


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