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Persian Culture on the Global Scene

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ISBN 9780674504691

Publication Date: 10/12/2015


296 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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  • Introduction
  • 1. Distant Memories of the Biblical and Classical Heritage
  • 2. Montesquieu, the Bourgeois Public Sphere, and the Rise of Persian Liberal Nationalism
  • 3. Sir William Jones, Orientalist Philology, and Persian Linguistic Nationalism
  • 4. Goethe, Hegel, Hafez, and Company
  • 5. From Romanticism to Pan-Islamism to Transcendentalism
  • 6. Nietzsche, Hafez, Mozart, Zarathustra, and the Making of a Persian Dionysus
  • 7. Edward FitzGerald and the Rediscovery of Omar Khayyám for Persian Nihilism
  • 8. Matthew Arnold, Philosophical Pessimism, and the Rise of Iranian Epic Nationalism
  • 9. James Morier, Hajji Baba of Ispahan, and the Rise of a Proxy Public Sphere
  • 10. Picturing Persia in the Visual and Performing Arts
  • 11. E. G. Browne, Persian Literature, and the Making of a Transnational Literary Public Sphere
  • 12. Persica Spiritualis: Nicholson, Schimmel, Corbin, and Their Consequences
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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