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Author Davaran, Fereshteh

Title Continuity in Iranian identity : resilience of a cultural heritage / Fereshteh Davaran
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 275 pages)
Series Iranian studies ; 7
Iranian studies (London, England) ; 7
Contents Old Iranians -- Middle Iranians -- Iranian religions -- Middle Persian literature : Andarz -- Iranian persistence in the Islamic era -- Islamic-era Persian literature : Adab
Summary 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, focusing on pre-Islamic Persian religions and literature and their influence upon later Muslim practices and precepts in Iran
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Culture diffusion -- Iran -- History
Islam -- Iran -- History
Islamic literature -- Iran -- History and criticism
National characteristics, Iranian
Pahlavi literature -- History and criticism
Religious literature, Persian -- History and criticism
Culture diffusion.
HISTORY -- General.
Intellectual life.
Islamic literature.
National characteristics, Iranian.
Pahlavi literature.
Religious literature, Persian.
Iran -- Civilization
Iran -- History
Iran -- Intellectual life
Iran -- Religion
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203886305 (ebk)
9780203886304 (ebk)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)