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Safavid Map

tobin on Feb 14th 2012

Here is a nice example of the Sadavid Map

http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~fisher/hst373/Maps/Safavid_Empire_1660.html

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Iranian Television Advertisements (Pre-Revolution)

bkyser on Feb 9th 2012

This video, despite being entirely in Farsi, provides a good insight into what life in Iran was like before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. There are advertisements for Coca-Cola, ice skating rinks, and shoes. The people in these advertisements are all wearing western-style clothing and the background music is also very western, with bands like Led Zeppelin playing in them.  There are also women in these commercials wearing short skirts and also not covering their hair. These commercials display the way of life for many Iranians before 1979 and by watching these advertisements we can get a better insight into what Iran was like pre-revolution and how Iran has changed since the Islamic Revolution.

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