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The Resource Jewish identities in Iran : resistance and conversion to Islam and the Baha'i faith, Mehrdad Amanat

Jewish identities in Iran : resistance and conversion to Islam and the Baha'i faith, Mehrdad Amanat

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Jewish identities in Iran : resistance and conversion to Islam and the Baha'i faith
Title
Jewish identities in Iran
Title remainder
resistance and conversion to Islam and the Baha'i faith
Statement of responsibility
Mehrdad Amanat
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For minority faith groups living in nineteenth-century Iran, religious conversion to Islam - both voluntary and forced - was the primary means of social integration and assimilation. However, why was it that some Persian Jews instead embraced the emergent Baha'i Faith, which was subject to harsher persecution that Judaism? Mehrdad Amanat explores the conversion experiences of Jewish families during this time, and examines the fluid, multiple religious identities that many converts adopted. The religious fluidity exemplified in the widespread voluntary conversion of Iranian Jews to Baha'ism presents an alternative to the rejectionist view of religion that regards millennia of religious experience as inherently coercive, oppressive, rigidly dogmatic and a consistently divisive social force"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Amanat, Mehrdad
Dewey number
955.004924
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.I7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of modern religion
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Muslim converts from Judaism
  • Bahai converts from Judaism
  • Jews
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Bahai converts from Judaism
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Muslim converts from Judaism
  • Iran
  • Baha'i
Label
Jewish identities in Iran : resistance and conversion to Islam and the Baha'i faith, Mehrdad Amanat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Jewish presence in pre-Islamic and medieval Iran -- Jewish conversions in the Safavid and early Qajar periods -- Emergence of the Baha'i slternative -- New forms of conversion -- Uncertainty and conviction: early examples of conversion -- Rayhan Rayhani: a peddler living through critical times -- Aqajan Shakeri: miseries of a Jewish life -- The Hafez Al-Sehheh family: privileges and perils of conversion -- Epilogue
Control code
756484413
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 279 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283293105
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613293107
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
329310
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756484413
Label
Jewish identities in Iran : resistance and conversion to Islam and the Baha'i faith, Mehrdad Amanat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Jewish presence in pre-Islamic and medieval Iran -- Jewish conversions in the Safavid and early Qajar periods -- Emergence of the Baha'i slternative -- New forms of conversion -- Uncertainty and conviction: early examples of conversion -- Rayhan Rayhani: a peddler living through critical times -- Aqajan Shakeri: miseries of a Jewish life -- The Hafez Al-Sehheh family: privileges and perils of conversion -- Epilogue
Control code
756484413
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 279 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283293105
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613293107
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
329310
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756484413

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