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Jalal's angels of deliverance and destruction: Genealogies of theo-politics, sovereignty and coloniality in Iran and Israel

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This article discusses the historical context of the famed dissident intellectual Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s (1923–69) travelogue documenting his visit to Israel in early 1963, posthumously titled Safar beh velayat-e ʿezraʾil (Journey to the Province of the Angel of Death), focusing on (1) the political and intellectual context and reception of his controversial essay, in particular the brief infatuation of Iranian anti-Soviet socialists in the League of Iranian Socialists with socialist Zionism; (2)...

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Published
Peer review status:
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10.1017/S1479244319000222

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Area Studies
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Modern Intellectual History More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Pages:
223-247
Publication date:
2019-08-27
Acceptance date:
2019-06-29
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EISSN:
1479-2451
ISSN:
1479-2443
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1055728
Local pid:
pubs:1055728
Deposit date:
2020-12-21

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