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Isfahan Is Half the World [electronic resource]

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
During the 17th century, Abbas the Great renewed the city of Isfahan, turning the former Seljuk capital into a vast garden city of flowing water and lush vegetation. Although the shah is long deceased, his city is still an oasis in the desert, and the Imam Mosque has been a reassuring presence from his time until now. This program uses the restoration of the mosque's dome as a point of entry into the life of the city: the practice of Islam, the work of men who craft tiles and women who weave carpets, and the peoples who have made Isfahan a cosmopolitan center since the time of the Silk Road.
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53 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 24, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Capitals of Tradition, Cities of Change
Capitals of tradition, cities of change
  • Isfahan: City in the Desert (4:26)
  • Restoration of Imam Mosque (4:36)
  • Isfahan: Paradise on Earth (4:14)
  • Isfahan Today (4:36)
  • Afghan Refugee in Isfahan (3:16)
  • Women in Isfahan (4:33)
  • Women Carpet Weavers (5:12)
  • Bakhtiari Nomads (5:23)
  • Master Tile Maker (4:13)
  • Afghan Refugees in Isfahan (3:55)
  • Isfahan: Paradise on Earth (4:42)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2002.
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  • 33298s Films Media Group
  • 33299 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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