Sunday, 15 February 2015 22:50

Paucity of Accounts of Daily Life in the Iranian Medieval Times

One of the basic problems of doing research on the Iranian Medieval Times is the paucity of detailed accounts of daily life. Regarding this fact that these accounts including itineraries, historical and literary books as well as religious and legal sources constitute the basis of social history, the paucity of…
Monday, 17 November 2014 02:43

The Ocean of Letters: A Surfing Glance at Hurufism

Fatih Usluer the Associate Professor of History at TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara argues the idea of Hurufism in his recent book “Hurufi” published in 2014. He presents some core points of his book in the lecture “The Ocean of Letters: A Surfing Glance at Hurufism”. Hurufism was…
Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:31

Minority Religions in: The Fire, the Star and the Cross

The book “The Fire, the Star and the Cross, Minority Religions in Medieval and early modern Iran” offers a comprehensive discussion of the cultural, economic, and political achievements of religious groups that resisted assimilation to Islam in the Middle East. The period under study begins in the 13th century, the…
Friday, 13 June 2014 14:35

Bastani Parizi and Social History in Ḵātun-e Haftqal’a

To find the origin of the word doḵtar in many monuments including towers, castles and minarets we go to “Ḵātun-e Haftqal’a” (the lady of seven castles) of Dr. Muhammad Ebrahim Bastani Parizi that has provided the most plausible answer to this question. “Ḵātun-e Haftqal’a” includes many articles like “Nādar-e dorān”…

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