By Houman M. Sarshar

dwelling continually in Iran for over 2700 years, Jews have performed an indispensable function within the historical past of the rustic. usually understood as a passive minority team, and infrequently marginalized via the Zoroastrian and succeeding Muslim hegemony, the Jews of Iran are as an alternative portrayed during this booklet as having had an energetic function within the improvement of Iranian heritage, society, and tradition. studying old texts, gadgets, and artwork from a variety of occasions and locations all through Iranian background, in addition to the medieval alternate routes alongside which those could have travelled, The Jews of Iran bargains in-depth research of the fabric and visible tradition of this group. also, an exploration of extra smooth debts of Jewish women’s studies sheds gentle at the social historical past and alterations of the Jews of Iran from the rule of thumb of Cyrus the nice (c. 600–530 BCE) to the Iranian Revolution of 1978/9. This lengthy view of the Jewish cultural effect on Iran’s social, fiscal, and political improvement makes this publication a distinct contribution to the sphere of Judeo-Iranian reports and to the research of Iranian history.

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