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Chelkowski, Peter J.

Overview
Works: 47 works in 107 publications in 2 languages and 2,223 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Illustrations  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Interviewee
Classifications: PK6422, 956.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter J Chelkowski
Ideology and power in the Middle East : studies in honor of George Lenczowski by Peter J Chelkowski( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays in this volume have been collected with a view toward introducing students of the Middle East to key ideologies in the region and the relationship between them and the two major forms of political power-regimes and movements
Taʻziyeh, ritual and drama in Iran by Ta'ziyeh( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mirror of the invisible world : tales from the Khamseh of Nizami by Peter J Chelkowski( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Staging a revolution : the art of persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Peter J Chelkowski( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Staging a Revolution is a visual survey of the public myths and collective symbols used in the making of the Islamic Revolution of Iran (1978-79), and the subsequent war with Iraq (1980-88). Accompanied by historical essays, this is the first book ever to examine this material." "Staging a Revolution traces a period of history in which the power of words and images successfully challenged the military might of an established state, setting forth an avalanche of public sentiment that led to revolution. In these pages, the visual and iconographic history of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, little known to the West, is uncovered, from the fiery words of the charismatic leader Ayatollah Khomeini to graffiti, slogans, murals, posters, and banners - words and images that unified much of the nation. The book surveys the wealth of primary sources produced by the various active organs of the Islamic Revolution. Authors, Peter Chelkowski and Hamid Dabashi examine the popular beliefs and rituals disseminated on such objects as stamps, textbooks, banknotes, and even chewing-gum wrappers, objects that deeply influenced the national psyche, stirring people into a revolutionary trance through all aspects of daily life. These primary sources are read with a sensitivity to Iranian history and the Shii Muslim religion, making Staging a Revolution the first book to examine this political event through the very images that set it in motion."--Jacket
The scholar and the saint : studies in commemoration of Abuʼl-Rayhan al-Bīrūni and Jalal al-Din al-Rūmī by Peter J Chelkowski( Book )
8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in art and literature of the Near East : in honor of Richard Ettinghausen by Peter J Chelkowski( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eternal performance : Taʻziyeh and other Shiite rituals ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the centuries, observances of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, have traveled far from their origins at Karbala--a windswept desert plain that is now a town in present-day Iraq--where, according to tradition, Hussein, the beloved grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was brutally put to death together with seventy-two of his male companions on the tenth day of the month. For this reason, Muharram is synonymous with both the first month and the tenth day. Hussein's passion and death are considered the ultimate example of sacrifice for Shia Muslims and scores of rituals devoted to Muharram have developed during the last thirteen centuries, especially in Iran where Twelver Shi'ism became the state religion in the sixteenth century. As Peter Chelkowski describes in Eternal Performance, many of these rituals were exported to other lands over time. They crossed boundaries and cultures from Iran and Iraq to Lebanon, the Indian subcontinent, North America, and the Caribbean. Yet all Muharram rituals, no matter where or how they are performed, have their origins in Karbala. The transformation and transmission of these observances to their present-day forms around the world are the result of the intersection of multiple races, religions, and artistic traditions. Eternal Performance explores the social, political, cultural, artistic, and religious significance of Muharram rituals for millions of global observers"--Publisher description
The gift of Persian culture : its continuity and influence in history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical encounters : essays on Persian literature and culture in honor of Peter J. Chelkowski ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran: continuity and variety by New York University Near Eastern Round Table( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crafting the intangible : Persian literature and mysticism ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dīvān-i Shams-i Tabrīzī : forty-eight ghazals by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucknow : city of illusion ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taʻziyah, niyāyish va namāyish dar Īrān ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in Persian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taʻziyeh : indigenous avant-garde theatre of Iran by Peter J Chelkowski( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History and archaeology ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art for twenty-four hours by Peter J Chelkowski( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hidden wounds, paper bullets : Iranian contemporary art ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran: continuity and variety : 4. annual New York University Near Eastern Tound Table 1970/71 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Karbala to New York : Ta'ziyeh on the move ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chelkowski, Peter.
Chelkowski, Peter 1933-
Languages
English (74)
Persian (4)
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