Estimated to have between 150 and 200 million native speakers, the Iranian languages constitute one of the world’s major language families. This comprehensive volume offers a detailed overview of the principle languages which make up this group: Old Iran..
Estimated to have between 150 and 200 million native speakers, the Iranian languages constitute one of the world''s major language families. This comprehensive volume offers a detailed overview of the principle languages which make up this group:..
Here, Nacim Pak-Shiraz highlights how many Iranian film directors concern themselves with the content of the country’s religious and historical narratives of culture and society, sparking debate about the medium’s compatibility or incongruity with reli..
Yet remarkably, within historical syntax, the Iranian case has received only very superficial coverage. This book provides the first in-depth treatment of alignment change in Iranian, from Old Persian (5 C. BC) to the present. The first part of the book ex..
Yet mainstream, pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema, with a history stretching back to the early twentieth century, has been perceived in the main as lacking in artistic merit and, crucially, as apolitical in content. This highly readable history of Iran as r..
In The Poetics of Iranian Cinema, Khatereh Sheibani argues that Persian poetry, fiction, painting and other art forms all were influenced by the upheavals of the 1970s and 80s, but that this remarkable cultural revolution is best evidenced in Iranian films..
Yet most of the attention has been focused on a small segment of Iranian film production: auteurist art cinema. Iranian Cinema in a Global Context, on the other hand, takes account of the wide range of Iranian cinema, from popular youth films to low budget..
Christopher Gow examines how the success of this cinema and the films of its foremost proponent, Abbas Kiarostami, can be accounted for by the extent to which they fit into pre-established, seminal notions of 'art cinema'. Gow also seeks to expand our unde..