This work examines the travel account of a German baroque author who journeyed in search of silk from Northern Germany, through Muscovy, to the court of Shah Safi in Isfahan.
Author: Elio Christoph Brancaforte
This work examines the travel account of a German baroque author who journeyed in search of silk from Northern Germany, through Muscovy, to the court of Shah Safi in Isfahan. Adam Olearius introduced Persian literature, history, and arts to the German-speaking public; his frank appraisal of Persian customs foreshadows the enlightened spirit of the eighteenth century (influencing Montesquieu's Persian Letters as well as Goethe's West-Eastern Divan) and prepares the way for German Romanticism's infatuation with Persian poetry. Brancaforte focuses on the visual and discursive nexus uniting Olearius's text with the numerous engravings that supplement the book. The emphasis falls on contextualized readings of Olearius's decorative frontispieces and his new and improved map of Persia and the Caspian Sea, as expressions of early modern subjectivity.
Viewing Iranian art as neither a commodity, nor an illustration of theory, Fereshteh Daftari approaches the modern art of Iran as a democratic space where pluralism--a range of different styles and ideas--can thrive.
Author: Fereshteh Daftari
Category: Art, Iranian
The modern and contemporary art of Iran has often been understood, and positioned by commercial institutions, as decorative or ethnic--hence the focus on calligraphy and veiled women. While at a scholarly level it has been characterised as a comment on the socio-political context of the country: repressed inside Iran and, among artists in diaspora, as a focus for a complex identity discourse. Viewing Iranian art as neither a commodity, nor an illustration of theory, Fereshteh Daftari approaches the modern art of Iran as a democratic space where pluralism--a range of different styles and ideas--can thrive. This art historical exploration offers new insights into Iranian art, from the late 19th century Qajar period, via the Saqqakhaneh movement of the 1960s and into the contemporary world. In the process the author comments on the concept of modernism in a non-Western environment. She takes both a specific and a panoramic view of Iranian art to expose new themes like the subversive appropriation of traditional art, whilst also tackling more perennial issues like gender. With experience as an international curator, Daftari analyses the way Iranian artists have been represented outside the country and discusses the different routes by which modern Iranian art has been introduced to a Western audience, explaining the process by which Iranian art has developed and how it navigates between the individual and the political.
The scope of the collection includes antique pile bags, from the Transcaucasus region, as well as from the Shahsavan, Kurdish, Varamin region, Qashqa'i, Khamseh, Luri, Bakhtiari, Afshar and Baluch tribes of Iran.
Author: Michael Rothberg
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
* Antique knotted-pile transport bags and other collectible small-format weavings, both utilitarian and decorative, made by the nomadic tribes of the Caucasus region and Iran * The best of the best in a widely collected area of textile arts The Michael and Amy Rothberg Collection of knotted-pile tribal and nomadic bags and other rare small format pile weavings, among them many pieces made for women's dowries and other ceremonial functions, is recognized as the best of its kind anywhere in the world. The collection has been carefully and thoughtfully assembled over the past four decades. Michael Rothberg's collections are above all distinguished by the collector's acutely sensitive and perceptive eye for the best museum-quality material available on the international market. Specialists in the field and other collectors and tribal weaving enthusiasts have awaited the publication of this part of the Rothberg Collection for many years, ever since a selection of the material was shown at Sotheby's in Los Angeles in a feature exhibition during the American Conference on Oriental Rugs in January 1996. The scope of the collection includes antique pile bags, from the Transcaucasus region, as well as from the Shahsavan, Kurdish, Varamin region, Qashqa'i, Khamseh, Luri, Bakhtiari, Afshar and Baluch tribes of Iran.
Boyce, M. 1998 'Estakhr as a Zoroastrian Religious Center', The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies: http://www.cais-soas.com/CAIS/Religions/iranian/Zarathushtrian/estakhr_zoroastrian_center.htm Brancaforte, E.C. 2003 Visions of Persia: ...
Author: Christopher Tuplin
Publisher: ISD LLC
A generation ago the Achaemenid Empire was a minor sideshow within long-established disciplines. For Greek historians the Persians were the defeated national enemy, a catalyst of change in the aftermath of the fall of Athens or the victim of Alexander. For Egyptologists and Assyriologists they belonged to an era that received scant attention compared with the glory days of the New Kingdom or the Neo-Assyrian Empire. For most archaeologists they were elusive in a material record that lacked a distinctively Achaemenid imprint. Things have changed now. The empire is an object of study in its own right, and a community of Achaemenid specialists has emerged to carry that study forward. Such communities are, however, apt to talk among themselves and the present volume aims to give a professional but non-specialist audience some taste of the variety of subject-matter and discourse that typifies Achaemenid studies. The broad theme of political and cultural interaction - reflecting the empire's diversity and the nature of our sources for its history - is illustrated in fourteen chapters that move from issues in Greek historiography through a series of regional studies (Egypt, Anatolia, Babylonia and Persia) to Zarathushtra, Alexander the Great and the early modern reception of Persepolis.
As such , the introduction of Persia by Swann simply plays into , and adds a convenient label to , Legrandin's suggestion of an ... it generates a doubtless eclectic and overblown vision of what an “ almost Persian ' church might be .
Author: Margaret Topping
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection of interdisciplinary essays explores the range of French and francophone encounters with the East from the medieval period to the present day. --book cover.
... De gli habiti antichi, et moderni et diverse parti del mondo libri due, fatti da C. V. e con discorsi da lui dichiarati (Venice: Damian Zenaro, 1590). Weigel, Habitus praecipuorum populorum; Brancaforte, Visions of Persia, pp.
Author: Charlotte Colding Smith
Using evidence from contemporary printed images, Smith examines the attitudes of Christian Europe to the Ottoman Empire and to Islam. She also considers the relationship between text and image, placing it in the cultural context of the Reformation and beyond.
Visions. and. Persian. Politics. During the first year of the reign of Belshazzar, Daniel had a dream of the same four kingdoms that had been shown to Nebuchadnezzar. This time Daniel was given symbolism from God's point of view.
Author: Jay Edwards
Publisher: Xulon Press
Born into a farming family in Indiana, Jay Edwards, along with his wife and family, has been a missionary and agricultural businessman in South America since 1987. Challenged by the difficulty of dealing first-hand with decisions pertaining to bribes, extortion, threats, unfair bidding processes, political favoritism, blackmail, kickbacks, and other unethical practices, Edwards realized that the Daniel of the Bible, in all probability, faced these issues also. If God could guide Daniel in ancient Babylon, the cradle of perversity, then He could surely guide the author through the labyrinth of politically charged ethical dilemmas so often encountered in South American bureaucracy. How did Daniel do it? How can one adhere to Christian values in a corrupt world? How does one determine the most expedient path when choosing the lesser of the evils? This fast-paced historical fiction poses possible solutions for Daniel and his friends. The book includes as an appendix, Issues Daniel Faced, which provides interesting questions and themes which may be used as a discussion guide for similar issues in our world today.
HISTORIC - PROPHETIC OUTLINE VISION FOUR HISTORIC - PROPHETIC OUTLINE DAN 11 : 1-45 ( BABYLON HAS FALLEN ) MEDO - PERSIA Daniel Received the Fourth Vision in Approximately 535 BC The Historic - Prophetic Outline of Earthly “ kings ” is ...
Author: Charlene R. Fortsch
Publisher: Charlene Fortsch
Some dreams or visions, if they are symbolic in nature, require an interpretation. This unique book "Daniel: Understanding the Dreams and Visions" unlocks and explains the structure and mysteries of the prophecies in the book of Daniel. It reveals the keys that the prophet Daniel has presented to unlock the prophecies of the Bible. "Daniel" expounds the prophecies in four distinct visions of how God has revealed the rise and fall of the seven earthly kingdoms/empires many centuries in advance. The truths of these prophecies have withstood every attack from every scholar and skeptic. According to the Talmud and the Hebrew Scriptures, Daniel received and interpreted dreams and visions, similar to many other Jewish prophets. This new book brings much needed clarity to the text of the prophecies of Daniel through the definitions of codewords, maps, pictures, illustrations, charts, tables and secular historical records. The Author adds comments only where necessary. An understanding of the Old Testament book of Daniel will set the foundation for a better understanding the prophecies in the book of Revelation.In this book the author adopts a detailed but simple approach to an intricate and complex web of prophetic truths of coming world events. The object of this book is to clarify the symbolisms and cryptic codes in the ancient yet futuristic prophecies of Daniel. For as Jesus said, "And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe."JOHN 14:29. "Take heed that no man deceive you." Matt. 24:4.
various parts of the empire were allowed to retain their local form of organization and component parts of their identity, but, at the same time, they had to acknowledge the Persian supremacy and abide by the ideals and regulations ...
Author: Antonios Finitsis
Publisher: A&C Black
Antonios Finitsis provides a distinctive view social worldview and message of Zechariah.
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Author: Eternal Doctrine
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Eternal Doctrine: The Bible in Sequence, Commentaries, Edition 1 By: Eternal Doctrine
The Influence of Zoroastrian Persia Ever since the first big Persian empire of the 500s to 300s BCE, the Persians and their Zoroastrian faith were dominant social forces across the Near East. And though Judaism may have older roots, ...
Author: Brian Griffith
Publisher: Brian Griffith
Griffiths narrative moves like a searchlight over each phase of church history, illuminating the visions, options, and choices behind events. He traces the rise of a dominator version of Christianity, in which the primary concern was a chain of command to be followed, with rewards or punishments according to the degree of obedience. And beside this he illuminates another face of Christianity, concerned with healing all divisions between loved and unloved people. The story Griffith presents is often deeply disturbing, as in his unstinting accounts concerning the gospel for women , or the age of holy wars and witch hunts. But ultimately his story offers solid grounds for optimism. He shows that all contention between different religious visions can be a process of building partnership. As Griffith points out, Jesus himself wished to debate his opponents openly, not to silence or eliminate them. He was not afraid of real encounter, or the potential of creative conflict.I want to congratulate Brian Griffith on this masterful, controversial, and highly readable account. His book offers hope in a divided world, where reaction against globalized godless corporate secularism meets with a war on religious fundamentalism . I hope to see other writers do comparable work in highlighting the partnership and dominator visions within their religious traditions around the world. Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice & the Blade, Sacred Pleasure, Tomorrows Children, The Power of Partnership, The Real Wealth of Nations"I find it gives me an incredibly clarifying perspective on Christianity way beyond my previous understanding. It should be read by everyone with an interest in Western Civilization. It is a marvelous companion to The Great Turning." David Korten, author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
The fes undoubted Realonis : “ Hat the Vision begins at the Persian Monarchy , I give Reason I It is most apparent ... of the Vision , it was given at Shufhan the Pallace , by the River Vlai , a River of Persia , whither the Prophet was ...
Author: Thomas Beverley
Schiltberger's book , according to Elio Brancaforte , was “ very straightforward , and reflected his background and lack of education ” ( Visions of Persia , 7 ) , but its observations are no less meaningful for that ...
Author: Sir Thomas Herbert
Category: Literary Criticism
Hat the Vision begins at the Persian Monarchy , I give these undoubted Reasons : Reafon I It is most apparent in the very ... a River of Persia , whither the Prophet was vigonally convey'd out of Babylon , to Ibew the Translation of the ...
Author: Thomas Beverley
Category: Millennium (Eschatology)
Daniel did not return together with the exiles to Jerusalem, possibly because of his advanced age and he could better serve the Lord by remaining in Persia to provide a vital bridge between two nations. If Daniel were exiled when he was ...
Author: Alvin Low
For believers, the Book of Daniel contains some of the most well-known stories from the Bible. But beyond the tale in the lionsÕ den or the fiery furnace experience, a long-held mystery remains. This book aims to decrypt its many mysteries and unveil the true meaning of the dreams and visions detailed in the text. More importantly, this book applies the ancient message to modern life to guide readers through their own life transformation. Welcome to the Book of Daniel. Here, you will gain life-changing insights. May God bless you on your journey of discovery.
The visions include the apparition to Khusraw Parwíz of an angel , who breaks a staff symbolising the Persian power , and the writing on the wall , whereof the purport is thus given in the Nihdyatu'l - Irab :The Portents .
Author: E.G. Browne
Browne's famous work, first published in 1902, was the essential text on literary history in Persian studies for many years. As an overview of Persian literature from the earliest times until Firdawsi, it continues to be a valuable reference. Out of print for some time, it is now reissued as a library edition, in facsimile to capture the feel of the original edition.
Yet Theodoret suggests , as Secker obferves , that Daniel must be avayxaıws , at the metropolis of Persia , in a vision which foretells the destruction of Persia . If his actual presence in Persia be still contended for , then the ...
Indeed , upon losing his throne to the Afghan Sher Shah in 1540 , he left for Persia with few men and resources . On the way Akbar was born in the deserts of Sind . While in Persia , thanks to the generosity of Shah Tahmasp , Humayun ...
Author: Pratapaditya Pal
Publisher: Bayeux Arts Incorporated
Over 150 exquisite color illustrations and text make this account of one of North America's finest South Asian art collections an invaluable guide.
Inscriptions of Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes, and their heirs present an image of Persian rulers as liberators, peace-makers, valiant warriors, righteous god-fearing judges, and law-makers.Around them the Kings established lavish and sophisticated ...
Author: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
The first Persian Empire (559-331 BCE) was the biggest land empire the world had seen, and seated at the heart of its vast dominions, in the south of modern-day Iran, was the person of the Great King. Immortalized in Greek literature as despotic tyrants, a new vision of Persian monarchy is emerging from Iranian, and other, sources (literary, visual, and archaeological), which show the Kings in a very different light. Inscriptions of Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes, and their heirs present an image of Persian rulers as liberators, peace-makers, valiant warriors, righteous god-fearing judges, and law-makers.Around them the Kings established lavish and sophisticated courts, the centres of political decision-making and cultural achievements in which the image of monarchy was endorsed and advanced by an almost theatrical display of grandeur and power.This book explores the representation of Persian monarchy and the court of the Achaemenid Great Kings from the point of view of the ancient Iranians themselves and th
A superbly illustrated and handsomely crafted book of antique Persian textiles by the noted authority James D. Burns.
Author: James D. Burns
Publisher: Umbrage Editions Incorporated
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
A superbly illustrated and handsomely crafted book of antique Persian textiles by the noted authority James D. Burns. With over 200 pages of authoritative text, full-colour maps and 135 colour plates, Burns has collected these pieces over a 50-year span and has lectured at various museums and rug societies about the weaving art of Persia. Along with the expertise he has gained through extensive travel and research, Burns draws on his own collection of Kurdish weavings as well as selected masterpieces from European and American public and private collections.