The felon, the faithful and the fighter: the Ppotean face of the chivalric man (javanmard) in the medieval Persianate and modern Iranian worlds

Ridgeon, L. V. (2018) The felon, the faithful and the fighter: the Ppotean face of the chivalric man (javanmard) in the medieval Persianate and modern Iranian worlds. In: Ridgeon, L. (ed.) Javanmardi: The Ethics and Practice of Persianate Perfection. Series: British Institute of Persian studies series. Gingko Library: London, pp. 1-27. ISBN 9781909942158

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Abstract

Javanmardi is one of the most significant components in the identity of Persians and those who have lived and live in areas where Persianate culture has been and remains strong. This essay argues that the ethic of javanmardi demonstrates a high level of cultural continuity. The difficulty of defining this concept is partly resolved by relying on seminal texts from the medieval period and referring to important historical figures from early Iranian history. A taxonomy of types, the felon, the faithful and the fighter, are utilised in this article to provide a bricolage of characters who demonstrate that javanmardi is just as important in modern Iran as it was in medieval Persia.

Item Type:Book Sections (Introduction)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ridgeon, Dr Lloyd
Authors: Ridgeon, L. V.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Publisher:Gingko Library
ISBN:9781909942158
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Lloyd Ridgeon
First Published:First published in Javanmardi: The Ethics and Practice of Persianate Perfection: 1-27
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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