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expected” (10 May 1966, n. A-749, The Literacy Corps - Growing Maturity , NARA SOC 6-5 Iran). Two decades of White Revolution improved standards of living. At the same time, however, “deprivations deepened, differences widened, and disparities became even more transparent.” The combination of

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with ʿAli Dehbāši as a period of political disillusionment (Dehbāši. p. 272). In addition to the personal and political sense of disenchantment, Modarresi identifies his familiarity with the Persian translation of the Bible, Ketāb-e moqaddas , as the motivating force behind the creation of Yakolyā

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The Yazidis are a heterodox Kurdish religious minority living predominantly in northern Iraq, Syria, and southeast Turkey, with well-established communities in the Caucasus and a growing European diaspora. YAZIDIS , a heterodox Kurdish religious minority

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Institute of Technology, a post he held until the siege of Abadan at the start of Iraq’s invasion of Iran (see IRAQ vii. IRAN-IRAQ WAR ) forced the school’s closure, and his retirement as an assistant professor in 1980. Faṣiḥ devoted the remaining years of his life almost entirely to writing

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Awesta dargestellt , Tübingen, 1930, pp. 22f.). It is clear, however, that in the Sasanian view man’s life is dominated to a very large extent by the intervention of fate. Fate ( baxt , brēh , brihēnišn, which seem to be interchangeable) is never clearly defined. Sometimes the terms

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achievement as the head of the Unesco commission was organizing the publication of Irānšahr , an encyclopædic collection of original studies in Persian covering almost every aspect of Persian life and culture, both historical and contemporary (2 vols., Tehran, 1963-64), a pioneering undertaking at the time

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cooperation with the National Bank of Iran (Bānk-e melli-e Irān; see BANKING ). Nevertheless, he never found himself at ease with the conditions of life in the city, and a letter from his brother caused him to leave his professional aspirations behind and return to the tribal life. “Dear brother

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district where the high priests lived (now the Jewish and Armenian Quarters). Archaeolo- gy and other antiquarian pursuits are extremely important; but for a continuously living religion that addresses the entirety of real life, as Judaism does, they are secondary. In the early nineteenth century the

In: Poets, Heroes, and their Dragons (2 vols)

functional equivalence of the two in motivating revolutionary social action. In Iran’s two revolutions in the twentieth century, which we examine here and in chapter 10, we find that the two myths mutually reinforce each other. Apocalyptic messianism, as we have seen, had a tremendous revolutionary

In: Revolutions of the End of Time: Apocalypse, Revolution and Reaction in the Persianate World
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order. A fairly detailed picture of life at the Kazerun ḵānaqāh is provided by Ebn Baṭṭuṭa, who visited it in about 726/1326. He records that all visitors were provided with a type of harisa made of meat and fat, to be eaten with thin bread, and not

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