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Author Kia, Mana, author.

Title Persianate selves : memories of place and origin before nationalism / Mana Kia
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 312 pages)
Contents Landscapes -- Remembering, lamenting -- Place making and proximity -- Lineages and their places -- Kinship without ethnicity -- Naming and its affiliations -- Commemorating Persianate collectives, selves
Summary "Persianate Selves challenges accepted notions of what it meant to be Persian in the eighteenth century. Drawing on commemorative texts, this book reveals that to be Persian was not necessarily to be Iranian. Persians hailed from a variety of places across Central, South, and West Asia, and their sense of self was not tied to modern ideas of nationalism, religion, or race. Mana Kia explores the common education and cultural logic that connected Persians, before the concept of the nation, describing how place, origin, and memory created a sense of self unbounded by the limits of colonial modernity"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 22, 2020)
Subject Iranians -- Ethnic identity -- History -- 18th century
Nationalism -- Iran -- History -- 18th century
Iranians -- Ethnic identity.
Iran -- History -- 16th-18th centuries.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019037227
ISBN 1503611965