Edited by Ehsan Yarshater
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The Encyclopaedia Iranica covers topics related not only to modern Persia but also to the whole Iranian cultural world, including in-depth treatment of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Kurdistan. Articles also delve into historical and cultural relations with nations such as Egypt, Britain, India, and China. Spanning ancient, medieval, and modern times, the Encyclopaedia reveals the geographical, archaeological, cultural, religious, governmental, and biographical details that have left their mark on Iranian society.
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by Karim Emami
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Edited by Houra Yavari
The present volume of the Modern Persian Studies Series is a collection of articles by the noted critic and translator, Karim Emami, on art, cinema, theatre, and literature in Iran in the dynamic 1960s, when culture and society were in the throes of transformation. Emami's insightful and informed commentaries on the literary and artistic products of the era are appreciated for their aesthetic refinement, good judgment, and evenhandedness. They have earned him prominence as an avant-garde critic, and played a significant role in the develop . . . (more)
by G. Reza Garosi
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In the Sasanian period (AD 224-652), the pictorial art of the ancient Near East flourished again. Sasanian sculptural art constitutes one of the high points of this genre in the ancient Near East.
With a height of about 6.7 meters and a breadth across the shoulders of more than 2 meters, the colossal statue of Shapur I (AD 240-272) is one of the most impressive and outstanding sculptural works from the Sasanian period. It stands in the so-called Cave of Shapur, a splendid limestone cave located in the south of Iran, about 6 kilometer . . . (more)