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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
... war art violence horsepower empathic unsettlement restitution Persian miniature Khamsa Shahnameh digital collage rubble out of rubble car bomb While the automobile and its many-wheeled cousins were instrumental to the industrial transformation of the twentieth century, their role...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 302–313.
Published: 01 November 2021
...: the Shahnameh ( Book of Kings , from the fifteenth century) is an illustrated epic poem written in Farsi, blending historical and mythological narratives about the invasions of the Persian Empire. I examine the mythologies around “holy wars,” including the Crusades, and I draw specifically on ideas around...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... by Rustam and other pahlavan s (champions in warfare and in physical strength) of Firdawsi’s national epic, the Shahnameh . In popular tough guy films of the 1960s and 1970s, the struggles between luti and jahel were eulogies for the passing era of luti s and their replacement by amoral modernity...