Religion And Society In Qajar Iran / Edition 1

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Gleave brings together studies by experts in the area of religion in nineteenth-century Iran in order to present new insights into Qajar religion, political and cultural history. Key topics covered include the relationship between religion and the state, the importance of archival materials for the study of religion, the developments of Qajar religious thought, the position of religious minorities in Qajar Iran, the relationship between religion and Qajar culture, and the centrality of Shi'ite hierarchy and the state.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415573474
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication date: 11/11/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 498
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Religion and society in Qajar Iran : an introduction 1
Pt. I Religion and the state in the Qajar period 19
2 Political ethic and public law in the early Qajar period 21
3 Jihad and the religious legitimacy of the early Qajar state 41
4 From Dar al-Saltana-yi Isfahan to Dar al-khilafa-yi Tihran : continuity and change in the Safavid model of state-religious administration during the Qajars (1795-1895/1209-1313) 71
5 Religious and state jurisdiction during Nasir al-Din Shah's reign 84
Pt. II Religious thought in the Qajar period 111
6 Being (wujud) and sanctity (wilaya) : two poles of intellectual and mystical enquiry in Qajar Iran 113
7 Orthodoxy and heterodoxy in Twelver Shi'ism : Ahmad al-Ahsa'i on Fayd Kashani (the Risalat al-'Ilmiyya) 127
8 Anti-Akhbari sentiments among the Qajar 'Ulama' : the case of Muhammad Baqir al-Khwansari (d.1313/1895) 155
9 Heterodox intellectuals of the Iranian constitutional revolution 174
Pt. III Sources for the study of popular religion in Qajar Iran 193
10 Religion in public and private life : the case of Yaghma-yi Jandaqi (1781-1859) 195
11 Pious merchants : religious sentiments in wills and testaments 211
12 The Vaqf and the religious patronage of Manuchihr Khan Mu'tamad al-Dawlah 227
Pt. IV Religious minorities and western missionaries in Qajar Iran 245
13 Mujtahids and missionaries : Shi'i responses to Christian polemics in the early Qajar period 247
14 The Western missionaries in Azerbaiijani society (1835-1914) 270
15 Jews of Iran in the Qajar period : persecution and perseverance 293
16 The evolution of charismatic authority in the Baha'i faith (1863-1921) 311
17 The role of women in the Iranian Baha'i community during the Qajar period 346
Pt. V Religion and culture in Qajar Iran 371
18 Religious rituals, social identities and political relationships in Tehran under Qajar rule, 1850s-1920s 373
19 The exile Persian press and the pro-constitutionalist 'Ulama' of the 'Atabat' 393
20 Religion and medicine in Qajar Iran 401
21 Some interpretations of religious and popular culture in Qajar tilework 429
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