Crowning Anguish

Crowning Anguish

Author: Tāǧ-as-Salṭana (Iran, Prinzessin)

Publisher: Mage Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015029109249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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The life of Taj al-Saltana, daughter of the ruler of Iran, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, epitomized the predicaments of her changing era. Overcoming her limited edu-cation within the harem walls, Taj chronicled a thirty-year span in the life of a generation that witnessed a shift from traditional order to revolutionary flux. It is as though she had chosen this moment to recall her personal history--a tale filled with "wonder and anguish"--in order to record a cultural and political leap, symbolic of her time, from the indulgent, sheltered, and often petty world of her father's harem to the puzzling and exposed, yet emotionally and intellectually challenging world of a new Iran.Now almost one hundred years later Taj's memoirs are relevant and qualify her not only as a feminist by her society's standards but also in comparison with feminists of her generation in Europe and America. Beyond her fascination for the material glamors of the West at the turn of the twentieth century--fashion, architecture, furniture, the motorcar--she was also influenced by Western cul-ture's painting, music, history, literature and language. And yet throughout this time she kept her bond with her own literary and cultural heritage and what she calls her "Persianness."
Crowning Anguish
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Tāǧ-as-Salṭana (Iran, Prinzessin), Tāj al-Salṭanah, Abbas Amanat
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Mage Pub

The life of Taj al-Saltana, daughter of the ruler of Iran, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, epitomized the predicaments of her changing era. Overcoming her limited edu-cation within the harem walls, Taj chronicled a thirty-year span in the life of a generation that witnessed a shift from traditional order to revolutionary
Crowning Anguish
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Taj Al-Saltaneh
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-14 - Publisher:

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Castration
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Gary Taylor
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Psychology Press

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Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Staci Gem Scheiwiller
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Nineteenth-century Iran was an ocularcentered society predicated on visuality and what was seen and unseen, and photographs became liminal sites of desire that maneuvered "betwixt and between" various social spaces—public, private, seen, unseen, accessible, and forbidden—thus mapping, graphing, and even transgressing those spaces, especially in light of increasing modernization and
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Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: A. A. Seyed-Gohrab
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-22 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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