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Erin and Iran : Cultural Encounters Between the Irish and the Iranians (Paperback)

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In Erin and Iran, ten essays by North American and European scholars discuss parallel themes in and interactions between Irish and Iranian cultures. In the first section three essays explore common elements in pre-Christian Irish and pre-Islamic Iranian mythologies, common elements that have often been pointed out by scholars of Indo-European mythology but rarely examined in detail. In the following section four essays address literary subjects, ranging from medieval romances such asTristan and Isolde and Vis and Ramin to twentieth-century novels such as James Joyce’sUlysses and Simin Daneshvar’s Savushun. In the last section three nineteenth-century travelogues are presented, two written by Irish travelers to Iran and one written by an Indo-Persian traveler to Ireland. Together, these studies constitute the first-ever collection of articles dealing with cultural encounters between the Irish and the Iranians.
In Erin and Iran, ten essays by North American and European scholars discuss parallel themes in and interactions between Irish and Iranian cultures. In the first section three essays explore common elements in pre-Christian Irish and pre-Islamic Iranian mythologies, common elements that have often been pointed out by scholars of Indo-European mythology but rarely examined in detail. In the following section four essays address literary subjects, ranging from medieval romances such asTristan and Isolde and Vis and Ramin to twentieth-century novels such as James Joyce?sUlysses and Simin Daneshvar?s Savushun. In the last section three nineteenth-century travelogues are presented, two written by Irish travelers to Iran and one written by an Indo-Persian traveler to Ireland. Together, these studies constitute the first-ever collection of articles dealing with cultural encounters between the Irish and the Iranians.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Europe / Ireland, Anthropology / Cultural
Series Title: Ilex Foundation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: October 26, 2015
TCIN: 21398686
UPC: 9780674088283
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-4089
$24.95

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