European authors views on Ramadan to be considered

Iran’s House of Humanities Thinkers will hold a meeting on features of the Holy Month of Ramadan from the view of European authors in the Safavid and Qajar eras.According to the correspondent, the meeting will be held on by Iran’s House of Humanities Thinkers in collaboration with the National Elite Foundation in Tehran where a lecture will be delivered by the historian, Nasser Takmil Homayoun (Ph.D.), and the researcher, Gholam-Hossein Takmil Homayoun (Ph.D.). A musician and author from Italy Pietro della Valle travele d to Iran in the Safavid era and reflected a full account of his memories, observations, and findings from Iran in the Safavid era in his travelogue. He wrote about the political, economic and social situation of Iran in his book while taking a look at the cultural situation and customs and traditions of Iranians. There are also some notes in della Valle’s writings related to the month of Ramadan. Authors and orientalists also traveled to Iran during the Qajar era and recorded a great deal of information from this period that is part of our social and cultural history. They include Henri Dalmani, a French historian, and anthropologist who was interested in antiques. After traveling to Samarkand and Bukhara, he traveled to Iran and wrote his memoirs in the book ’From Khorasan to Bakhtiari’. In this memoir, he addresses some religious occasions such as Ramadan and fasting of Iranians. This meeting will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Iran’s House of Humanities Thinkers.

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