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Persian kingship and architecture : strategies of power in Iran from the Achaemenids to the Pahlavis

edited by Sussan Babaie & Talinn Grigor.
  • London : I.B. Tauris, 2015.
  • xxiii, 260 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Subjects
Summary
  • "Through analyses of palaces, mausolea, art, architectural decoration and urban design the authors show how architecture was appropriated by different rulers as an integral part of their strategies of legitimising power. They refer to a variety of examples, from the monuments of Persepolis under the Achamenids, the Sassanian palaces at Kish, the Safavid public squares of Isfahan, the Qajar palaces at Shiraz and to the modernisation and urban agendas of the Pahlavis."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • note: 1. Achaemenid Imperial Architecture: Performative Porticoes of Persepolis / Margaret Cool Root
  • 2. Dynastic Sanctuaries and the Transformation of Iranian Kingship between Alexander and Islam / Matthew P. Canepa
  • 3. Sasanian Palaces and Their Influence in Early Islam / Lionel D. Bier
  • 4. In the Footsteps of the Sasanians: Funerary Architecture and Bavandid Legitimacy / Melanie Michailidis
  • 5. Sacred Sites of Kingship: The Maydan and Mapping the Spatial--Spiritual Vision of the Empire in Safavid Iran / Sussan Babaie
  • 6. Kingship Hybridized, Kingship Homogenized: Revivalism under the Qajar and the Pahlavi Dynasties / Talinn Grigor.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9781848857513
  • 1848857519
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 905378567
  • OCLC: 905378567