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Daughter of Persia : a woman's journey from her father's harem through the Islamic revolution

Author: Sattareh Farman-Farmaian; Dona Munker
Publisher: London : Corgi, 1993. ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Corgi editionView all editions and formats
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"The daughter of a once-powerful and wealthy shazdeh, or prince, Sattareh was raised in the 1920s and '30s in a Persian harem compound in Tehran with numerous mothers, more than thirty brothers and sisters, and nearly a thousand servants. Here, the despotic, but enlightened Shazdeh educated his daughters as well as his sons, preparing them for the political turmoil he feared would arise when he was gone. As a young  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Biography
Named Person: Sattareh Farman-Farmaian; Sattareh Farman-Farmaian
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sattareh Farman-Farmaian; Dona Munker
ISBN: 0552139289 9780552139281
OCLC Number: 28798568
Notes: Originally published: London : Bantam, 1992.
Includes index.
Description: 541 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Woman's journey from her father's harem through the Islamic revolution
Responsibility: Sattareh Farman Farmaian with Dona Munker.

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Sattareh Farman Farmaian, the daughter of a once-powerful and wealthy Iranian prince, was raised and educated in the 1920s and 1930s in a Persian harem compound, along with numerous mothers and more  Read more...

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