Culture and Customs of Iran

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - History - 231 pages

Iran is often a hotspot in the news, and the Muslim state is usually negatively portrayed in the West. Culture and Customs of Iran rejects facile stereotyping and presents the rich, age-old Persian culture that struggles with pressures of the modern world. This is the first volume in English to reveal the important sociocultural facets of Iran today for a general audience in an objective fashion. Authoritative, substantive narrative chapters cover the gamut of topics, from religion and religious thought to Iranian cuisine and festivals.

 

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Contents

2 Religions and Religious Life
37
3 Literature
65
4 Drama and Cinema
93
5 Architecture
119
6 Carpets
137
7 Food and Dining
149
8 Family Women and Gender Relations
157
9 Holidays Festivals and Annual Events
177
10 Music and Dance
189
Glossary
211
Selected Bibliography
215
Index
223
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About the author (2006)

Elton L. Daniel is professor of history at the University of Hawaii, author of The History of Iran (Greenwood, 2000), and associate editor of Encyclopaedica Iranica.

Ali Akbar Mahdi is professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ohio Wesleyan University, author of several books on Iran, and editor of Teen Life in the Middle East (Greenwood, 2003).

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