Studies on the Iranian World

Medieval and Modern

Edited by Anna Krasnowolska and Renata Rusek-Kowalska

Jagiellonian University Press

Studies on the Iranian World

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Pub Date: January 2017

ISBN: 9788323339557

384 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $50.00£41.95

Pub Date: May 2016

ISBN: 9788323339243

384 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $50.00£41.95

Studies on the Iranian World

Medieval and Modern

Edited by Anna Krasnowolska and Renata Rusek-Kowalska

Jagiellonian University Press

Today, the Iranian world, which encompasses the whole Persian-speaking and culturally "Persianate" region, including Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Tajikistan, parts of Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, is a geopolitically sensitive region. But it is also a distinct cultural area with a rich and complex history, a mosaic of ethnic and religious groups, ancient languages and dialects, and sophisticated literatures. The essays in this volume address a broad range of questions from a variety of fields, including languages, literature, religions, history, anthropology, demography, sociology, medicine, art, and film. The second volume covers events occurring in the medieval and modern Iranian world.
Any reader interested in the history and modernity of Islamic Iran and Central Asia will certainly find some fascinating material here. Kinga Paraskiewicz, department of Iranian studies, Jagiellonian University

About the Author

Anna Krasnowolska is a professor at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków.

Renata Rusek-Kowalska is an assistant professor at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University.