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D. M. MacEoin
Bahai persecutions were a pattern of continuing discriminatory measures against adherents and institutions of the Bahai religion, punctuated by outbreaks of both random and organized violence.
Fereydoun Moezi Moghadam
Kanun productions were the first experience of film direction for a number of today’s best-known Iranian directors.This Article Has Images/Tables.
The Saljuqids (1040-1194). The plains of Central Asia, northwestern China, and western Siberia were breeding grounds for nomadic people, who kept multiplying and searching for new pastures.
Robert C. Henrickson
Pre-Median Persia was a crucial economic component of ancient southwest Asia from the earliest times.
Remy Boucharlat and Ernie Haerinck
the distribution pattern of pottery characterized by a wide range of different techniques and styles was quite complex, probably owing to diverse environments that have traditionally been reflected in major differences in the material culture of Persia.
CHARLES-HENRI DE FOUCHÉCOUR
We will pay special attention to the early formation and origins of different literary genres in Persian works, even though the very notion of literary genres is somewhat arbitrary and a subject of continuing debate.
Modern education was introduced to Persia in the 19th century by European and American religious institutions and military advisers.
Nancy Hatch Dupree
The most diagnostic item of clothing is headgear; and even the ubiquitous turban (Pers. langōtā, dastār, Pashto paṭkay, pagṛi), which can vary in length from 3 to 6 m, takes on distinguishing characteristics, depending on the arrangement of folds.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Xavier de Planhol
The Isfahan oasis, as a prosperous area of agricultural life, eventually fostered the foundation of a major city—one whose strategic location helped it to dominate the entire area of Iran.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Vincent C. Pigott
Current understanding of early developments in copper-base metallurgy on the Iranian plateau is based largely on archeological excavations, archeometallurgical field surveys conducted by Theodore A. Wertime and colleagues and a team led by Thierry Berthoud, and from independent research by such scholars as D. L. Heskel, P. R. S. Moorey, J. D. Muhly, and A. R. Vatandoost-Haghighi.This Article Has Images/Tables.