The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shiism

The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shiism (St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, July 7th-8th, 2006) remains one of the major programs regarding Visual Studies and Material Religion of Iranian Shiism in the West, organized by Prof. J. W. Allan and Dr. P. Khosronejad (Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies, School of International Studies/School of Media & Strategic Communications, Oklahoma State University, U.S.A.). This program received financial support from the Iran Heritage Foundation (U.K.), The Middle East Centre  (St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford), Maison Francaise d’Oxford and Institute of Ismaili Studies (U.K.).

Paul Luft
Introduction
Peter Chelkowski
Nakhl and Nakhl Rituals in Central Iran
Ziva Vesel
Talismans from the Iranian World: A Millenary Tradition
Yasser Tabba
Invented Pieties: The Revival of Shiite Shrines in Contemporary Syria
Jürgen Wasim Frembgen The The Horse of Imam Hoseyn
Inge Demant-Mortensen  Shiite Iconography in a Nomadic Funeral Context
Ingvild Flaskerud
The Votive Images in Iranian Shiism
Sadiq Naqvi
The Impact of the Material Culture of Iranian Shiism on Shiite Art in Deccan
Sabrina Mervin
The Shiite Theatre in South Lebanon: The Karbala Drama in Sabaya
Fahmida Suleman
The Iconography of ‘Ali as the Lion of God in Shi‘i Art and Material Culture
Ali Akbari 
Shiite Material Culture of Nomadic People of Iran
Robert Gleave
Prayer and Prostration: Imami Shii Discussions of al-sujud ala al-turba al-Husayniyya
Kishvar Rizvi
Sufi and Shii: Religious Identity and Architectural Patronage of Shrines in Safavid Iran
Firuzeh Abdullaeva
Firdousi's Shahnama as a Shiite Book
Aftandil Erkinov
Ahmad Yasavi: An Ismaili Pir of the Turkistan Region
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