Friday, November 1, 2013

Book suggestion

One of the best ways to study the history of a culture is to study the believes of their society. Religion has a huge impact on a cultures history and changes the way people live in certain places. It is the same when it gets to Iran. Religion plays an important role on Iran's culture and old history, Iran also played an important role on how different religions spread around the world due to its geographical location.At the time being majority of Iranians are Moslem which is an explanation on why the country is called Islamic republic of Iran. However there are people with othere religions also with their own communities. The idea of country being called Islamic republic does not mean that there aren't worship places for other religions.

Religions of Iran is a book suggested by TehranTimes which gives a very good idea on how Iranians life styles chaged through out the history by history and it shows what Iranians have been through to get were they are. This book talk about prehistory of religions in Iran till now, and it shows how Iran effected the spread of different religions around the world over the history and it also gives an opinion on how Iran old religion Zoroastrianism effects other and more common religions.

 Touraj Daryaee, Howard C. Baskerville Professor in the History of Iran and the Persianate World, University of California, Irvine describes the book as:‘This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly and highly readable account of the development of Iranian religions through the ages. Foltz magnificently demonstrates the influence and interaction between Iranian and other world religions. Every student of the history of religions should read this book in order to fully understand the contributions of the Iranian tradition, from Zoroastrianism to the Kurdish religion of the Ahl-e Haqq.’

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