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Lost Wisdom

Rethinking Modernity in Iran

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Lost Wisdom by Abbas Milani
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In the essays collected here, Abbas Milani uses an impressive array of cross-disciplinary Western and Iranian theories and texts to investigate the crucial question of modernity in Iran today. He offers a wealth of new insights into the thousand-year-old conflict in Iran between the search for modernity and the forces of religious obscurantism. The essays trace the roots of Shiite Islamic fundamentalism and offer illuminating accounts of the work of Iranian intellectuals -- both men and women -- and their artistic movements as they struggle to find a new path toward a genuine modernity in Iran that is congruent with Iran's rich cultural heritage. The book challenges the hitherto accepted theory that modernity and its related concepts of democracy and freedom are Western in essence. It also demonstrates that Iran and the West have more that brings them together than separates them in their search for such modern ideals as rationalism, the rule of law, and democracy.

Author Biography

Abbas Milani
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Mage Publishers
Pages
168
Dimensions
230x155x18
ISBN-13
9780934211895
Product ID
1837924

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