The holy drama

persian passion play in modern Iran

Mahnia A.N. Mahani

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The holy drama

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ISBN: 9789087281151, January 2013, Engels
Formaat: 23.3 (h) x 15.6 (b) x 1.3 (d) cm. Gewicht: 337 gram.

Uitgever: Universiteit Leiden hodn Leiden Universi


Persian passion play or ta`ziya depicts the role of the Prophets granddaughter Zeynab during the tragic death of the third Shiite Imam Hoseyn in Karbala in 680. This book depicts how Zeynab has become a role model in modern Iranian society, especially during the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.

Mahnia A. Nematollahi Mahani worked as an editor at the Center for International Cultural Studies in Tehran, before she started her academic career in Persian Studies at Leiden University.

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