By Bianca Devos, Christoph Werner
Tradition and Cultural Politics less than Reza Shah offers a set of cutting edge learn at the interplay of tradition and politics accompanying the energetic modernization programme of the 1st Pahlavi ruler. reading a wide spectrum of this multifaceted interplay it makes a massive contribution to the cultural historical past of the Twenties and Thirties in Iran, whilst, below the rule of thumb of Reza Shah Pahlavi, dramatic alterations came about within Iranian society. With exact connection with the sensible implementation of particular reform endeavours, many of the contributions severely research diversified points of the connection among cultural politics, person reformers and the typical lifetime of modernist Iranians.
Interpreting tradition in its broadest feel, this booklet brings jointly contributions from various disciplines akin to literary background, social heritage, ethnomusicology, paintings historical past, and heart jap politics. during this approach, it combines for the 1st time the cultural background of Iran’s modernity with the politics of the Reza Shah period.
Challenging a restricted realizing of authoritarian rule lower than Reza Shah, this publication is an invaluable contribution to latest literature for college kids and students of heart japanese heritage, Iranian background and Iranian tradition.
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In the Earl of Buﬀon’s dictum “Le style c’est l’homme mème” (1753), cf. Bernhard Sowinski, Stilistik (Stuttgart: Metzler, 1991), p. 20. 27 Bahar, Sabk-shenasi, vol. 1, p. v. , p. z. 29 Mohammad Taqi Bahar, “Enteqadat dar atraf-e maram-e ma,” Majalleh-ye Daneshkadeh 2 (1297/1918), pp. 115–24, reprinted in Bahar va adab-e farsi, ed. Golbon, vol. 2, pp. 389–94: 394. 30 Bahar, “Enteqadat dar atraf-e maram-e ma,” p. 394. Modernization in literary history 35 31 Bahar, Sabk-shenasi, vol. 1, p. 174. I am greatly indebted to Professor Werner Ende, who solved the riddle of Bahar’s BWKNR for me and kindly provided all the relevant information.
50–52; for a telling example of the reasoning of a Bazgasht literary historian cf. the passage cited from Riza Quli Khan’s Majma’ al-fosaha, ibid, p. 50f. 37 Ahmadi, “The Institution of Persian Literature,” p. 151. 38 Rubanovich, “Literary Canon and Patterns of Evaluation,” pp. 47–49. 39 Cf. Ahmad Golchin Ma‘ani, Tarikh-e tazkereh-ha-ye farsi (Tehran: Ketabkhaneh-ye Sana’i 1363/1984), vol. 1, pp. 60–67. 40 Mohammad Taqi Bahar, “Ta’sir-e mohit dar adabiyat,” Majalleh-ye Daneshkadeh 4 (1297/1918), pp.
12 He was a child when the protests against the Tobacco Regie (1891) erupted and a young man, active in politics, during the periods of the Constitutional Revolution (1905–11) and World War I (1914–18). In his mid thirties, he witnessed the coup d’état of Reza Khan and Seyyed Ziya al-Din Tabataba’i (1921), followed by the end of the Qajar and the instalment of the Pahlavi dynasty in 1925. He lived through Reza Shah’s downfall (1941), the Allied occupation of Iran, and the 22 Roxane Haag-Higuchi Azerbaijan crisis (1946).