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Ilex Series 23

Onomastic Reforms

Family Names and State Building in Iran

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$17.95 • £15.95 • €16.95

ISBN 9780674248199

Publication Date: 12/07/2020


120 pages

6 x 9 inches

13 photos

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  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
    • The Challenges of the “Standard of Civilization”
    • Iran in the First Quarter of the Twentieth Century
    • State Building and Surnames
  • 2. Traditional Naming Practices
    • Components of Traditional Iranian Names
    • Honorary Titles
    • Naming Practices in the Early Twentieth Century
  • 3. The Modern State Steps In
    • The Law of 1918 and Its Aftermath
    • The Laws of 1925–1928
    • The 1935 Circular on Honorifics
    • Later Modifications
  • 4. Post-1925 Naming Practices
    • Iranian Surnames
    • Family Names in the Social Context
    • Comparative Perspectives
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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