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By Pedram Khosronejad

Shi'i Islam has been the reputable faith of Iran from the Safavids (1501-1732) to the current day. The Shi'i international adventure has supplied a wealthy creative culture, encompassing portray, sculpture, and the creation of artifacts and function, which has helped to embed Shi'i identification in Iran as a part of its nationwide narrative. In what parts of fabric tradition has Iranian Shi'ism manifested itself via items or structures which are particular in the total tradition of Islam? To what volume is the paintings and structure of Iran from the Safavid interval onwards identifiably Shi'i? What does this say in regards to the dating of state, country, and religion in Iran? the following, major specialists hint the fabric background of Iranian Shi'ism inside of each one of its political, spiritual, and cultural dimensions.
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