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A study on the character of traditional political culture in Iran

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Frame of Image s regarding political subjects go back to Islam, and then Avesta, and at last to the period of mythological beliefs.
Ⅰ. Introduction
The traditional political culture of Iran determined many aspects of politics and the political management of the society. In describing the character of Iranian political culture, I will need to refer to the Iranian worldview, ideology and also some aspects of the popular culture of Iranians, which have ancient historical sources. The roots of the Iranian worldview and the Iranian people's attitudes regarding political subjects, as a part of general culture, go back to Islam, and then Avesta, and at last to the period of mythological beliefs. Therefore, though I will not attempt a detailed history, I will try to quickly review the past, mostly concentrating on the attitudes, ideas and beliefs that relate to the important political subjects of authority, legitimacy and government. The ancient sources of the Iranian worldview can be found in the Rig-Veda. The RigVeda is a collection of hymns in praise of the gods, which the Iranian shared with the ancient Indians, along with a common culture, before the two separated.1) Later, these Iranian peoples developed the Zoroastrian culture, which created some changes in people's political attitudes. In the Rig-Veda, the universe was divided into three parts: earth, heaven and atmosphere. The earth was like a bowl at the bottom of the universe, and the heaven like an inverted bowl at the top. The heaven a


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Title A study on the character of traditional political culture in Iran
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Yu, Dal Seung

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[Seoul]:Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Date 2013-05
Pages 38
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Iran(Middle East)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Others
Holding Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

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