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Author Kia, Mana, author
Title Persianate selves : memories of place and origin before nationalism / Mana Kia
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS268 K46 2020    AVAILABLE    30530001363100
Descript xxii, 312 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Landscapes -- Remembering, lamenting -- Place making and proximity -- Lineages and their places -- Kinship without ethnicity -- Naming and its affiliations -- Commemorating Persianate collectives, selves
"Persianate Selves challenges accepted notions of what it meant to be Persian in the eighteenth century. Drawing on commemorative texts, this book reveals that to be Persian was not necessarily to be Iranian. Persians hailed from a variety of places across Central, South, and West Asia, and their sense of self was not tied to modern ideas of nationalism, religion, or race. Mana Kia explores the common education and cultural logic that connected Persians, before the concept of the nation, describing how place, origin, and memory created a sense of self unbounded by the limits of colonial modernity"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Iranians -- Ethnic identity -- History -- 18th century
Nationalism -- Iran -- History -- 18th century
Iran -- History -- 16th-18th centuries
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