Home Contact Us Order Form Encyclopedia of New York State
Syracuse University Press  
New Books New Books Spring 2019 Fall 2018 Seasonal Catalog Archive Books by Subject Awards Course Adoption Exam Copies Desk Copies Books by Title Books by Author Author Guidelines Order Information Domestic Orders International Orders Sales Representatives Request Reprint Permissions Contact Us Media About the Press Giving Join Mailing List

Missing Persians
Discovering Voices in Iranian Cultural History

Nasrin Rahimieh

Cloth $34.95L    |   0-8156-2753-X    |   2001

Paper $19.95s    |   0-8156-2837-4    |   2001

This book eloquently uncovers voices that have gone unheard and are "missing" from Persian literature and cultural history.

"Missing Persians" serves to articulate in elegant, vibrant prose the disparate, dispersed, and displaced narratives of five Persian subjects. Nasrin Rahimieh’s complex and nuanced arguments effectively demonstrate her five figures’s links to a stable Persian identity—complicated by their experiences of travel, exile, conversion, and social change.

Rahimieh delineates the captivating histories of "missing" Persians from the sixteenth century to modern times, and defines the arbitrary genetic boundaries that isolate Persian biographies, autobiographies, travelogues, and social histories. In her analysis, the author daringly and insightfully calls into question Western concepts of discipline.

Even as it sheds new light on crucial points in cultural self-definition, Missing Persians offers a fresh look at traditional institutions, the role of women, and Persia’s turbulent struggle to enter modernity on its own terms.

View other books in this series

Nasrin Rahimieh is associate dean of arts and professor of comparative literature at the University of Alberta, Canada. She is the author of Oriental Responses to the West: Comparative Essays in Select Writers from the Muslim World.

6 x 9, 208 pages, glossary, index

Missing Persians

Order Direct Join Our Mailing List

Order or Join Mailing List

Syracuse University Press
621 Skytop Road, Suite 110
Syracuse, New York 13244-5290
Phone: 315-443-5534
Fax: 315-443-5545
Email: supress@syr.edu
Website: www.SyracuseUniversityPress.syr.edu

home   new books   books by subject   seasonal catalog archive  awards   books in print   facebook   twitter   blog   exam copies   desk copies   author guidelines   domestic orders   international orders   sales reps   requesting reprint permissions   contact us   media   giving   newsletter   resources   mailing list   about

© 1999-2019 Syracuse University Press, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

site: customwebhelp