German travelogues view on Iran to be discussed
Publish Date : Sunday 16 June 2019 - 14:53
IBNA- “Iran from the View of German Travelogues” is the title of a meeting scheduled to be held at the Literati House of Iran’s Book House Institute on Monday, June 17.
According to IBNA correspondent, the event will be attended by three Iranian experts Mahmoud Ja’fari Dehaghi, Ahmad Chaychi and Sa’eed Firouzabadi who will deliver their lectures in the event.
Among the European explorers and orientalists, Germans belong to the pioneers who have broadly travelled and reported about Iran.
Considering the periods that these travelers have visited and reported, the early-modern time might be assumed as the Golden Time.
Especially when Shah ‘Abbas I (r. 1588-1629) came to power in Isfahan and run an outward looking agenda, Persia has opened her doors to European traveler, especially Germans.
The most notable German explorers who wrote about Iran are: Heinrich von Poser (1599- 1661); Adam Olearius (1603-1671); Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716); Heinrich Brugsch (1827-1894); Oskar Ritter von Niedermayer (1885-1948) and Franz Theodor Strauß (1859-1911).