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The Jews of Iran : the history, religion and culture of a community in the Islamic World

Author: Houman Sarshar
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan 2014.
Series: International library of Iranian studies, 53.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Living continuously in Iran for over 2,700 years, Jews have played an integral role in the history of the country. Frequently understood as a passive minority group, and often marginalized by the Zoroastrian and succeeding Muslim hegemony, the Jews of Iran are instead porrayed in this book as having had an active role in the development of Iranian history, society, and culture. Examining ancient texts, objects, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Houman Sarshar
ISBN: 1780768885 9781780768885
OCLC Number: 891552619
Description: xix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: New Vistas on the History of Iranian Jewry in Late Antiquity, Part I : Patterns of Jewish Settlement in Iran / Parvaneh Pourshariati --
Loterāʼi : Jewish Jargon, Muslim Argot / Martin Schwartz --
The Intellectual Parameters of the Judeo-Persian Treatise Hovot Rafa'el by Elʻazar Hayim b. Molla Eliyahu (Nineteenth Century) / Vera B. Moreen and David Yeroushalmi --
Two Wars, Two Cities, Two Religions : The Jews of Mashhad and the Herat Wars / Haideh Sahim --
The Origins of the Decorated Ketubbah in Iran and Afghanistan / Shalom Sabar --
The Material Culture and Ritual Objects of the Jews of Iran / Orit Carmeli --
The Things They Left Behind / Judith L. Goldstein --
Voices of Marginality : Diversity in Jewish Iranian Women's Memoirs and Beyond / Jaleh Pirnazar --
Flights from History in Gina Barkhordar Nahai and Dalia Sofer's Fiction / Nasrin Rahimieh --
Fantasies of Flight and Inclusion : Gina Barkhordar Nahai's Reclaiming of Jewish Iranian Identity in the American Diaspora / Mojgan Behmand.
Series Title: International library of Iranian studies, 53.
Responsibility: edited by Houman M. Sarshar.

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This long view of the Jewish cultural influence on Iran's social, economic, and political development makes this book a unique contribution to the field of Judeo-Iranian studies and to the study of  Read more...
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