An Analysis of Using Cultural Capacity of Iran in Artistic Diplomacy

Document Type: Research Article

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MA in archaeology, University of Tehran Markaz,Iran

Abstract

If artistic diplomacy is considered as using the cultural and artistic capacities and properties of a nation to directly affect thoughts and beliefs of other nations, then Iran had been a land full of such political, cultural and religious capabilities. To prove this, I have investigated and analyzed three cases of cultural and artistic capacities of Iran: The Cyrus Cylinder, Zoroastrian rituals, and Islam. The question in this research is to what extent the use of such capacities in artistic diplomacy of Iran had been to keep and confirm national interests. The hypothesis behind this research is that the use of such concepts, discussed completely in the body of this research, is best interpreted as a perfect sample of being philanthropic and respecting human rights of all nations. Consequently, I concluded that all nations should accept the fact that Iran, in its entire history, has been a nation with cultural and artistic roots and has always paid attention to the rights of people from other nations. This is actually in sharp contrast to public opinion about Iranians, being introduced as a misanthropic, militant and belligerent nation. However, Iranian policy has improved its national security. This research uses a descriptive, analytic, and historical method and all had been armchair studies.
 
 
 
 

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