Religious Minorities in Iran

Religious Minorities in Iran

by Eliz Sanasarian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521770734

ISBN-13: 9780521770736

Pub. Date: 05/01/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Eliz Sanasarian's book explores the political and ideological relationship between non-Muslim religious minorities in Iran and the state during the formative years of the Islamic Republic to the present day. Her analysis is based on a detailed examination of the history and experiences of the Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Jews, Zoroastrians, Bahais and Iranian

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Eliz Sanasarian's book explores the political and ideological relationship between non-Muslim religious minorities in Iran and the state during the formative years of the Islamic Republic to the present day. Her analysis is based on a detailed examination of the history and experiences of the Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Jews, Zoroastrians, Bahais and Iranian Christians, and describes how these communities have responded to state policies regarding minorities. Many of her findings are constructed out of personal interviews with members of these communities. While the book is essentially an empirical study, it also highlights more general questions associated with exclusion and marginalization and the role of the state in defining these boundaries. This is an important and original book which will make a significant contribution to the literature on minorities and to the workings of the Islamic Republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521770736
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Studies Series, #13
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes on transliteration and bibliography; Glossary; Introduction: an overview of politics and society; 1. Ethnic anatomy and politics of non-Muslim minorities; 2. The Assembly of Experts: debut in the year of destiny; 3. Policy sphere of recognized religious minorities; 4. Distinctions and designations as policy output; 5. Prevalent responses of recognized religious minorities; Conclusion: the perils of marginality; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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