Qajar Shiite Material Culture

In this work, Pedram Khosronejad has paid special attention to the role of Naser al-Din Shah's popular Shiite values in shaping attitudes toward the depiction in portraiture of the Prophet Mohammad and Imam Ali.

Author: Pedram Khosronejad

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ISBN: 0999480111

Category: Arts, Iranian

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This study is one of the first interdisciplinary examinations of the material religion and art objects of Naser al-Din Shah's court, vis à vis popular Shiite beliefs during the Naseri period (1848-1896). The primary focus of this book remains the intercession of Shiite religion and the occurrence of depictions of the Prophet Mohammad and Imam Ali inside the royal court during the reign of Naser al-Din Shah. In this work, Pedram Khosronejad has paid special attention to the role of Naser al-Din Shah's popular Shiite values in shaping attitudes toward the depiction in portraiture of the Prophet Mohammad and Imam Ali. Khosronejad's observations further confirm Naser al-Din Shah's deep-rooted connections to popular Shiite beliefs and related superstitions. The king's devotional practices and his sacred rites regarding the objects on/in which may be seen visual representations of the Prophet Mohammad and Imam Ali, especially their portraiture, explain "deep-seated beliefs" that Shiite visual pieties were invested in his life.
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Roads to Paradise Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam 2 vols

The pictorial representation of Shiite themes in lithographed books of the Qajar
period, in P. Khosronejad (ed.), The art and material culture of Iranian Shiʿism:
Iconography and religious devotion in Shiʿi Islam, London 2012, 74–103.

Author: Sebastian Günther

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004333154

Category: History

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Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam offers a multi-disciplinary study of Muslim thought on paradise, death, and the hereafter. It promises to become the definitive reference work on Islamic eschatology.
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The Image of the Prophet between Ideal and Ideology

These paintings reflect the characteristic Qajar color palette and attention to
modeling and light and shade. They are charming but naïve in their execution. ...
Shiʿite Art and Material Culture (London: I.B. Tauris, 2009). 26 See: Serpil Bagçi
and ...

Author: Christiane J. Gruber

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110312546

Category: Art

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By crossing disciplinary boundaries in the field of the humanities, this volume aims to elucidate Muhammad’s visualization in the West vis-à-vis his image in Islam. It does so not by relegating materials to geographical and/or linguistic spheres or by separating texts from images. Rather, it seeks to place various articles in thematic and theoretical conversation so as to explore more broadly how the Prophet has been constructed, visualized, narrated, encountered, revised, adapted, and adopted in multiple cultural traditions, in European and American traditions and in the world of Islam from the medieval era until the modern period.
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Religion and Society in Qajar Iran

In recent years there has been increasing interest in the study of Qajar Iran,
particularly with respect to religion during ... With contributions from leading
researchers in the field of religion in nineteenth-century Iran, this book presents
new insights into Qajar religious, political and cultural history. ... the importance of
archival materials for the study of religion ... the centrality of Shiite hierarchy and
the state.

Author: Professor of Arabic Studies Robert Gleave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134304196

Category: History

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Gleave brings together studies by experts in the area of religion in nineteenth-century Iran in order to present new insights into Qajar religion, political and cultural history. Key topics covered include the relationship between religion and the state, the importance of archival materials for the study of religion, the developments of Qajar religious thought, the position of religious minorities in Qajar Iran, the relationship between religion and Qajar culture, and the centrality of Shi'ite hierarchy and the state.
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Technologies of the Image

36 On the Najaf circle of painters, see Willem Floor, “Art (Naqqashi) and Artists (
Naqqashan) in Qajar Persia,” Muqarnas 16 ... Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism:
Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi'i Islam, ed. ... Peter J. Chelkowski, ed.
, Eternal Performance: Ta'ziyeh and Other Shiite Rituals (London: Seagull, 2010).

Author: David J. Roxburgh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300229196

Category: Art

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-This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran, on view at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from August 26, 2017 through January 7, 2018.-
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The Jews of Iran in the Nineteenth Century

Aspects of History, Community, and Culture David Yeroushalmi. state.87
Although some members of the Shiite clerical establishment, particularly the state
-paid religious officials and functionaries, were willing to identify with royal
authority, most prominent Shiite clergymen (mujtahids) distanced themselves
from the Qajar court. ... prevent social anarchy.88 Given the growing material,
social and psychological distresses and dislocations of the general population (
particularly during the ...

Author: David Yeroushalmi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004152885

Category: Religion

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Dealing with some of the main aspects of general history among the Jews of nineteenth-century Iran, this book provides the reader with over 40 selected archival and published sources. Analyzed and annotated in detail, the sources shed light on the general history, community, culture, and religion among Iran's widely scattered Jewish communities.
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Encyclop dia Iranica

They are among the first to rely on Persian archival and manuscript material to
produce a detailed and balanced historical ... the first reconstruction of Qajar
history up to the end of the Fath - ' Ali Shah era ( 1250 / 1834 ) that draws on
Persian and ... In contrast his hostile portrayal of the Bab and the Babi movement
is in congruence with the deep - seated Perso - Shiʻite cultural biases against
minorities .

Author: Ehsan Yarshater

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ISBN: UOM:39015060377564

Category: Iran

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History of Printing and Publishing in the Languages and Countries of the Middle East

In the context of Qajar lithographed books, literature implies the three categories
of classical literature, particularly mystical, ... 'Ali at Karbala that is of pivotal
importance for the definition of the Shiite creed; and works of a narrative, fictional,
or otherwise primarily entertaining character. ... 4th edn (Marburg 2000). material
culture will enable a multi-dimensional comparison of these aspects 32 Printing
and ...

Author: Philip Sadgrove

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015080729380

Category: Printing

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This important collection of articles by leading international scholars in the field of publishing and printing in the languages and countries of the Middle East results from a symposium held at the Gutenburg Museum in the Mainz in conjunction with the first World Congress for Middle EasternStudies (Wocmes) in September 2002. It embraces significant developments throughout the length and breadth of the Middle East from London, Malta, Istanbul, Cairo, Palestine, Sudan, Zanzibar, Persia, Turkistan, to Calcutta, covering the period from the first state press in the Arab world establishedin the early nineteenth century and bringing the issue right up-to-date with an impassioned plea for a cultural rebirth in Arabic typography (Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares). The study breaks previously neglected ground with articles on the book production of the early Bulaq press in Egypt (1822-51)(Cheng-Hsiang Hsu); advertising agencies in Egypt, 1890-1939 (Relli Shechter); Arabic books printed in Malta 1826-42 Palestine (Ami Ayalon and Rene Wildangel); Christian missionaries and colloquial Arabic printing (Heather Sharkey); the early history of publishing on the East African island ofZanzibar (Philip Sadgrove); the participation of Iraqi Jews in European and Indian journalistic enterprises (Orit Bashkin); a young Ottoman exile newspaper in London, Hurrihet, (1868-1928) and its owner Osman Zeki Bey (Nedret Kuran-Burcoglu); Persian books published in Turkistan (Olympia Scheglova);and TULLIP, a projected thesaurus of Persian lithographic works (Ulrich Marzolph). This goes some way to fill some of the lacunae in our knowledge of the development of printing and publishing in the area. Much more emphasis needs to be given to the print media and its role in social, political andcultural developments; a second symposium is to be held at the Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris in November 2005.
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Encyclopaedia Iranica

R. H. Crawford , “ Geoy Tepe 1903 : Material in the Collection of the Fitswilliam
Museum , Cambridge , ” Iranica Antiqua 11 , 1975 , pp . 1-28 . ... Idem , “ The
Material Culture of Early Iran , ” INES 1/4 , 1942 , pp . ... Aqā Mohammad Khan
Qājār ( r . ... According to Afšār Sistānī , the Gerāyli speak Turki and are Shiʻite (
p .

Author: Ehsan Yarshater

Publisher:

ISBN: 0933273568

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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This encyclopedia presents alphabetically arranged scholarly articles "on topics of archeological, geographic, ethnographic, historical, artistic, literary, religious, linguistic, philosophical, scientific, and folkloric interest. ... The time span covered ... extends from prehistory to the present; however, biographies of living persons are excluded." -- Introduction.
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Islam

The city was taken by the Romans classical columns and capitals as material for
in 146 B.C. , and was destroyed . ... The sister of the 8th Shiite imam , Fatima al -
Masuma ( " the sinless one " ) , died here in 817 on her way to meet her brother .
... The Persian Safavid and Qajar shahs , who chose Qum as their own burial
place , favored the city , and since the 19th century it has again become a center
of Shiite intellectual life . ... 32 ISLAM - WORLD RELIGION AND CULTURAL
POWER.

Author: Markus Hattstein

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ISBN: UCBK:C068786751

Category: Architecture, Islamic

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Este libro trata el desarrollo histórico de las dinastías y regiones islamicas, mostrando la diversidad de su expresión artística, desde sus muy lejanos comienzos hasta nuestros días. El rico poder creativo del arte y arquitectura islamico es claramente evidente; desde el Umayyad de Siria, al Mughal de India, desde el imperio Otomano a las contemporáneas formas de arte.
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Resurrection and Renewal

No doubt the inherent weaknesses of the Qajar government hindered the
process of centralization and state building ; regional ... To the extent that the
Qajars were able to transform the Persian cultural heritage , the Shiʻite religion ,
and the old monarchical legacy ... It was the material advantages of the people of
Europe ...

Author: Abbas Amanat

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ISBN: UOM:39015046826726

Category: History

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"[Resurrection and Renewal] reflects extensive research by the author in the numerous Babi and Baha'i manuscript histories. From these he has succeeded in extracting much useful information and presenting it in an interesting and informative manner."--The Middle East Journal In historical writing of rare power, Abbas Amanat conveys the elation and terror that attend the birth of a new religious faith. Amanat here tells the story of the emergence of Babism, the forerunner of the Baha'i religion, in the mid-nineteenth century; its rapid spread into various sectors of Iranian society; and its fatal confrontation with the clerical establishment and the Qajar state.
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Book Review Digest

See Handbook of Hispanic cultures in the United States KANELLOS , NICOLÁS ,
ed . ... covering the period from the founding of the Qajar dynasty in 1785 through
the Pahlavi dynasty ( 192579 ) and the first decade of the Islamic ... location ,
Shiite Islamic culture , and the predilection for personalistic rule , rather than
transitory factors such as socioeconomic change ... Kanfer appears to have been
as diligent in searching through all the raw material as any prospector ,
producing worthy ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078261867

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The Muslim world

approaches , especially for a hierarchical system rooted in a patriarchal culture ,
to the question of the role of women , both ... the range of writings is little short of
amazing The material is arranged in three parts , with Part I treating the historical
... and the openness of a relatively malleable Shiʻite community to new thinking
generally , up to the last hundred years ... Ulama in Qajar Persia " by Willem Floor
.

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ISBN: UCAL:B3837563

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A History of Eastern Civilizations

East of the crumbling Ottoman Empire was the shrinking domain of Shiite Persia
under the weak Qajar dynasty ; it had been reduced to ... had already begun to
think in terms of selectively borrowing the military and material apparatus of
Western technology and therefore ... ranks of those informed not only about
Western technological achievements but also about Western political and cultural
institutions .

Author: Guilford A. Dudley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015006562253

Category: Asia

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Encyclop dia Iranica

In Morier ' s two travel accounts , written over the space of five years , the evolving
image of the shah and his court provided the raw material for his later farcical
portrayal of the shah in his ... Some distinct features of his early Qajar tribal life
remarkably survived in him side by side with the wit and refinement of the high
culture . ... It is also possible to infer from the term Dār - alKelāfa a claim to
Shiʻite royal authority perhaps in competition with the Ottoman claim to the
Sunni caliphate ...

Author: Ehsan Yar-Shater

Publisher:

ISBN: 0933273355

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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This encyclopedia presents alphabetically arranged scholarly articles "on topics of archeological, geographic, ethnographic, historical, artistic, literary, religious, linguistic, philosophical, scientific, and folkloric interest. ... The time span covered ... extends from prehistory to the present; however, biographies of living persons are excluded." -- Introduction.
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Art in America

Is freesand and dirt for materials . ... At the center of Iranian Visual Culture " at
New York Unithe work is the silhouette of a silver hand risversity's Grey Art
Gallery . ... The hand , a recurring motif director Lynn Gumpert and Fereshteh
throughout the show , is an important Shiite Daftari ... the Qajar dynasty , which
had ruled Iran since popular , religion - based coffeehouse paintings , callig a
diagonal grid .

Author: Frank Jewett Mather

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058293351

Category: Art

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Library Journal

HIST attsville , Md . The Shiite religious heads became de facto rulers of Iran as
leaders and popular BRENTON , Francis . The Voyage of the spokesmen against
the increasingly hated Sierra Sagrada : Across the Atlantic in a Qajar dynasty ...
but another book on the subject is in order especially since it contains some new
material and is a vivid firsthand account . ... 3060 ) the eighth line should read , “
Ojha ... describes how China's old and cherished culture became irrelevant in the
 ...

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ISBN: UVA:X000018009

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Iran

Rather , the intention is to use these biographical materials to try to see how
towards the end of his life Şafi ' s early ... by himself and his commemorators and
how this remembered life fitted into the broader cultural processes of the period .
... beginning in 1280 / 1863 – 64 , during the course of which he also visited
Mecca and the Shiʻite shrine cities of Iraq . ... A khānaqāh was built for Şafi ' Ali
Shāh in Tehran by the Qajar prince Muḥammad Mirzā Sayf al - Dawla ( a
grandson of Fatḥ ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015062058667

Category: Iran

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Vols. for 1963- include the Director's report, 1961/62-
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Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450 A E

Indeed it was the traditional Sufi orders and the ulama who resisted French
cultural domination and established alternative ... and much of the teaching
material was provided by the Alliance Française , and at some schools the
language of instruction was French . The Qajar period was characterized by a
weak administrative infrastructure and lack of centralization . ... The Shiite ulama
was not incorporated into this process of modernization and remained as a social
body apart from the ...

Author: Thomas Benjamin

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 0028658442

Category: Colonies

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Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.
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Anthropology News

Through Their Material and Oral Structures of Death and Dying PEDRAM
KHOSRONEJAD U OXFORD In September 2000 ... England , during a
conference on religion and society during the Qajar dynasty from 1781 to 1925 in
Persia , or what is now Iran . ... With some nine years of field ethnography under
my belt on the rituals , popular culture , folklore and local traditions of ... The
Bakhtiari are Shiite Muslims ; they continue to have close connections with their
local saints and rituals .

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ISBN: IND:30000115664561

Category: Anthropological linguistics

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