Persian literature and Judeo-Persian culture : collected writings of Sorour S. Soroudi
- edited by H.E. Chehabi.
- Boston, Mass. : Ilex Foundation ; Washington D.C. : Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by Harvard University Press, c2010.
- Physical description
- x, 381 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Ilex Foundation series ; 3.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- "Bibliography of Sorour S. Soroudi's works": p. 379-381.
- * Preface * Introduction * Akhavan's "Ending of the Shahnameh": A Critique * The Dispute of "the Old and the New" in Persian Poetry * Review Article on Az Saba ta Nima by Yahya aryanpur * Myth and Legend as a Key to Reality and Vision in the Works of Mehdi Akhavan Sales * Poet and Revolution: The Impact of Iran's Constitutional Revolution on the Social and Literary Outlook of the Poets of the Time * On the Image of Jesus in Modern Persian Poetry * The Sacred Sites of the Iranian Jews Translated from Hebrew by Raya Shani and Ruth Stronach * Islamization of the Iranian National Hero Rostam as Reflected in Persian Folktales * The Iranian Heritage in the Eyes of the Poet Mehdi Akhavan Sales * Jews in Islamic Iran * Shira-ye Hatani: A Judeo-Persian Wedding Song * Sur-e Esrafil, 1907-1908: Social and Political Ideology * Folk Poetry and Society in Nineteenth-Century Iran * Judeo-Persian Religious Oath Formulas as Compared with Non-Jewish Iranian Traditions * The Concept of Jewish Impurity and its Reflection in Persian and Judeo-Persian Traditions * Mirza aqa Khan Kermani and the Jewish Question * The Sofreh of Elijah the Prophet: A Pre-Islamic Iranian Ritual? * Iranian Intellectuals' Attitudes towards Jews and Judaism Completed by Jaleh Pirnazar * Bibliography of Sorour S. Soroudi's works.
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This volume presents several articles and other writings of Sorour S. Soroudi (1938-2002), who taught in the Department of Iranian Studies at the Hebrew University for three decades. Soroudi's research was concentrated in three main areas, all of which are well represented in this collection. First, Soroudi was an early specialist in modern Persian poetry, particularly that of the constitutional era; her studies and translations did much to bring this poetry to the attention of critics and scholars. Second, on the basis of extensive fieldwork as well as literary study, Soroudi contributed greatly to the study of Judeo-Persian literature and folk culture. Third, Soroudi explored the history and culture of Iranian Jewry, which she situated in the larger context of Iranian history. This volume, meticulously and sensitively edited by Houchang E. Chehabi, brings together many of Dr. Soroudi's published articles in these two areas. Included in this book is a previously unpublished piece as well as an article that appears here in English for the first time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Ilex foundation series ; 3
- 9780674053427 (pbk.)
- 0674053427 (pbk.)
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