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The possibility of perfection: Living utopia in contemporary Mashhad

Theobald, Simon


This thesis examines how overlapping legacies of ancient, medieval, modern, and finally Revolutionary Islamic and Iranian utopianism come to be experienced amidst quotidian social moments in contemporary Mashhad, the second largest city in the Islamic Republic. I argue that this legacy can be defined as a commitment to, a concern for, and a belief in, the possibility of achieving perfection or completion, not as something abstract and remote but instead as a palpable and achievable experience....[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5f4e23aa4d314


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