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Iranian Culture Review Test 2 Preview

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Iranian Culture Take-Home Review Test #2 Tuesday, 22 November 2012, 2 pm Test Subjects: The Words “Iran” and “Iranian” No test questions deal with the specific content of crossed out items. The Words “Persia” and “Persian” A Definition of “Culture” and a Check List of Cultural Features/Characteristics/Ideals Iranian History 1: From the Achaemenids (559–330 BCE) through the Sassanids (224–651 CE) Zoroastrianism as a Culturally Iranian religion Persepolis as a Culture-specifi c Iranian “text” Iranian History 2: From the Arab Muslim Invasion (630s CE) to the Safavids (1501–1736) Islam and/in Iran The Koran (650s) The Neo-Persian Language (900s– ) and Sample Early Persian Poems Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (1010 CE) as an Iranian Epic and as Iranian National History Ferdowsi's Story of Sohrab as a Culture-Specifi c Iranian T ext Omar Khayyam (1048–1 131) and Khayyamic Quatrains as Culture-specifi c Iranian T exts Iranian Culture in Edward FitzGerald's
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