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Babayan, Kathryn 1960-

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Works: 4 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 593 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BP188.8.I55, 297.0955
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Most widely held works by Kathryn Babayan
Mystics, monarchs, and messiahs : cultural landscapes of early modern Iran by Kathryn Babayan ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islamicate sexualities : translations across temporal geographies of desire ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Islamicate Sexualities: Translations across Temporal Geographies of Desires explores different genealogies of sexuality and questions of the theoretical emphases and epistemic assumptions affecting current histories of sexuality. Concerned with the dynamic interplay between cultural constructions of gender and sexuality, the anthology moves across disciplinary fields, integrating literary criticism with social and cultural history, and establishes a dialogue among historians (Kathryn Babayan, Frederic Lagrange, Afsaneh Najmabadi, and Everett Rowson), comparative literary scholars (Sahar Amer and Leyla Rouhi), and critical theorists of sexualities (Valerie Traub, Brad Epps, and Dina Al-Kassim)
The waning of the Qizilbash : the spiritual and the temporal in seventeenth century Iran by Kathryn Babayan ( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The setting of my dissertation is Iran in the seventeenth century. In it I exami ne the relationship between religious and political trends, on the eve of the es tablishment of Safavi orthodoxy (1689). The theme that runs through this work is the decline of the Qizilbash. The Qizilbash, composed mainly of Turkman tribesm en, were the military force introduced by the conquering Safavis to the Iranian domains in the sixteenth century. In addition to their military role, these Qizi lbash were spiritual disciples of the Safavi shahs whose ancestors had been the pi rs (spiritual guide) of the Safavi brotherhood. My analysis centers around th e dynamics of institutional and ideological transformations that the Safavi real m had to undergo in the process of its conversion from a militant-brotherhood in to that of an orthodox state. This entailed both a religious transformation from the original ideology of Qizilbashism (heterodoxy) that had allowed for the suc cess of the Safavi revolution, into the espousal of Imamism (orthodoxy): a trans formation that would allow for absolutism and the crytallization of the empire's structures. It also entailed an institutional reform: the Qizilbash were suppla nted by the ghulams. The incorporation of this new slave corps into the ranks of the military and the central and provincial administrations was designed to cou nter the autonomous political nature of the Qizilbash. These ghulams were traine d at court and owed allegiance to the person of the Shah, as ruler of the Irania n lands, rather than to a pi r whose rule extended over the domains that lay bet ween heaven and earth. The religiosity of the Qizilbash was to be replaced by th e orthodoxy of the Imami ulama. In relating the changing institutional structure of the empire to the changing religious attitudes, I analyze both the reactions and resilience of certain groups (Qizilbash, Taji ks, Ulama and ghulams) within Iranian society to limit and reformulate the cultural impositions enforced by t he Safavis in the process of centralizing their domains
"In spirit we ate each other's sorrow" female companionship in seventeenth-century Safavi Iran by Kathryn Babayan ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (23)
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