City of Knowledge in Twentieth Century Iran: Shiraz, History and Poetry

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-12-12
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This book presents a cultural history of modern Iran through the perspective of the city. Addressing the relationship between history, poetry and politics in Iran, the author demonstrates that the question of knowledge is crucial to an understanding of the political and existential dimensions of life in Iran today.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
A note on transliterations and permissionsp. xii
Introduction: city of knowledgep. 1
The territory of Shirazp. 11
Time, space and culturep. 42
Editing culturep. 62
Writing the history of Shirazp. 107
Tensions in the city of knowledgep. 134
History and poetryp. 170
Conclusionsp. 203
Notesp. 206
Bibliographyp. 234
Indexp. 252
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