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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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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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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: Introduction. Houman M. Sarshar Chapter 1: New Vistas on the History of Iranian Jewry in Late Antiquity: Patterns of Jewish Settlement in Iran. Parvaneh Pourshariati Chapter 2: Loter?'i. Martin Schwartz Chapter 3: The Intellectual and Polemical Dimensions of Hovot Rafa'el by El'azar Hayim b. ha-Dayyan Eliahu. Vera B. Moreen and David Yeroushalmi Chapter 4: Two Wars, Two Cities, Two Religions: The Jews of Mashhad and the Herat Wars. Haideh Sahim Chapter 5: The Origins of the Decorated Ketubbah in Iran and Afghanistan. Shalom Sabar Chapter 6: The Material Culture and Ritual Objects of the Jews of Iran. Orit Carmeli Chapter 7: The Things They Left Behind. Judith L. Goldstein Chapter 8: Voices of Marginality: Diversity in Jewish Iranian Women's Memoirs and Beyond. Jaleh Pirnazar Chapter 9: Flights from History in Gina Barkhordar Nahai and Dalia Sofer's Fiction. Nasrin Rahimieh Chapter 10: Fantasies of Flight and Inclusion: Gina 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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