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Unformatted text preview: 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 specifc content oF crossed out items. • The Words “Persia” and “Persian” • A Defnition oF “Culture” and a Check List oF Cultural ¡eatures/Characteristics/Ideals • Iranian History 1: ¡rom the Achaemenids (559–330 BCE) through the Sassanids (224–651 CE) • Zoroastrianism as a Culturally Iranian religion • Persepolis as a Culture-specif c Iranian “text” • Iranian History 2: ¡rom 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 • ¡erdowsi's Shahnameh (1010 CE) as an Iranian Epic and as Iranian National History • ¡erdowsi's Story of Sohrab as a Culture-Specif c Iranian T ext • Omar Khayyam (1048–1 131) and Khayyamic Quatrains as Culture-specif c Iranian T exts • Iranian Culture in Edward ¡itzGerald's The Rubaíyát of Omar Khayyám (1879) • “Ode to Ctesiphon” by Khaqani (c.1 121–1 190) • Persian Suf sm (1000– ) and Poetry by Rumi (1207–1273) • Sa'di's (The) Rose Gar den (1258) as Practical Iranian National Philosophy • HaFez Ghazal s as a/the ManiFestation oF the Iranian National Spirit...
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- Fall '11
- Scientific Revolution, Iranian culture, Iranian National History, Practical Iranian National Philosophy, Iranian National Spirit, Contemporary Iranian Paintings