Javanmardi: the Ethics and Practice of Persianate Perfection

Ridgeon, L. (Ed.) (2018) Javanmardi: the Ethics and Practice of Persianate Perfection. Series: British Institute of Persian studies series. Gingko Library: London. ISBN 9781909942158

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Javanmardi is one of those Persian terms that is heard frequently in discussions associated with Persian identity, and yet its precise meaning is so difficult to comprehend. A number of equivalents have been offered, including chivalry and manliness, and while these terms are not incorrect, javanmardi transcends them. The concept encompasses character traits of generosity, selflessness, hospitality, bravery, courage, honesty, truthfulness and justice, and yet there are occasions when the exact opposite of these is required for one to be a javanmard. The essays in this volume represent the sheer range, influence and importance that the concept has had in creating Persianate identities since the medieval era and across a vast geographical domain.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ridgeon, Dr Lloyd
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Publisher:Gingko Library

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