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Converging Zones: Persian Literary Tradition and the Writing of History Studies in Honor of Amin Banani

Studies in Honor of Amin Banani

Series: Festschrift
Availability: In stock
Published: 2012
Page #: xii + 300
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-56859-283-3, ISBN 13: 978-1568592831
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This collection of essays is dedicated to Dr. Amin Banani, Professor Emeritus of Persian Literature and History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The essays collected in this book deal, in various forms, with the intrinsic relationship between history and literature in classical and modern Persian literature and Persianate cultural history. More specifically, this volume aims at exploring the reorientation of the course of Persian and Iranian scholarship through examining the fecundity of inter- and multidisciplinary studies.

author

Wali Ahmadi

Wali Ahmadi is Associate Professor of Persian Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches classical and modern Persian literature and cultural studies. He is the author of Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistan: Anomalous Visions of History and Form (2008). He founded and edited Naqd va Arman / Critique &Vision: An Afghan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences (1995-2003).

Preface

Chapter 1,
A Friend’s Tribute to Amin Banani
Firuz Kazemzadeh

Chapter 2.
On the Coming of a Zoroastrian Messiah:
A Middle Persian Poem on History and Apocalypticism in Early Medieval Islamic Iran
Touraj Daryaee

Chapter 3.
A Primary Armenian Source on Land Tenure in the Khanate of Iravan (Erevan)
from the 16th to the 18th Centuries
George Bournoutian

Chapter 4.
Cycle of Neglect: Filial Relationships and Preparation for Kingship
The Case of Mozaffar al-Din Mirza
Latifeh E. Hagigi

Chapter 5.
The Reform of Iranian Nomenclature and Titulature in the Fifth Majles
H.E. Chehabi

Chapter 6.
Impact of the Constitutional Revolution on the Development of a Modern State in Iran
Omid Uskowi and A. Reza Sheikholeslami

Chapter 7.
Suhravardi’s “The Sound of Gabriel’s Wings” and its Relation to Avicennan Cosmology
Herbert A. Davidson

Chapter 8.
Nur al-Fu’ad, A Persian Treatise in Illuminationist Philosophy
& a Persian Handbook on Ophthalmology
Hossein Ziai

Chapter 9.
A Perfect Tragedy
Ehsan Yarshater

Chapter 10.
On Teaching Attar’s Conference of the Birds to Anglophone Readers
Dick Davis

Chapter 11.
“Tale of the Righteous Woman (Whose Husband had Gone on a Journey)”
A Poetic Translation from the Elahi-nameh of Farid al-Din Attar
Franklin D. Lewis

Chapter 12.
Love, Separation, and Reunion: The Master-Narrative of the Human Condition in Persian Mystical Poetry
Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

Chapter 13.
Iqbal and the Predicaments of Identity Formation
Wali Ahmadi

Chapter 14.
The Visual Poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad in The House Is Black
Farzaneh Milani

Chapter 15.
Le projet d’une civilisation mondiale dans les Ecrits de Baha’ullah
Shapour Rassekh

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