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By Pedram Khosronejad

Shi'i Islam has been the respectable faith of Iran from the Safavids (1501-1732) to the current day. The Shi'i international adventure has supplied a wealthy inventive culture, encompassing portray, sculpture, and the construction of artifacts and function, which has helped to embed Shi'i id in Iran as a part of its nationwide narrative. In what components of fabric tradition has Iranian Shi'ism manifested itself via items or structures which are exact in the total tradition of Islam? To what quantity is the artwork and structure of Iran from the Safavid interval onwards identifiably Shi'i? What does this say in regards to the dating of kingdom, country, and religion in Iran? right here, major specialists hint the cloth background of Iranian Shi'ism inside each one of its political, non secular, and cultural dimensions.
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