Literary tourism and place identity of the central plateau of Iran

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Literary tourism and place identity of the central plateau of Iran

Hamideh Beigi, Mohammad Hossein Ramesht, Mehri Azani
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 6), 399-406, December 2014.
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Iran’s central plateau, with the varied geomorphologic and geologic forms, places outspread human communities and structures in itself and has established a wide range of civil and social identity. In the landscape of this civic identity, poets, writers, historians and artists have emerged. These places which carry the culture and literature of a country, as tangible and intangible cultural heritage, are literary tourist attractions. This research studying documents and literature works of different ages of the central plateau of Iran and with a view to promote tourism attractions and diversification of incomes in this part of the country ‘s economy and efforts to introduce the Literates of this cultural land and places where were inspiring poems and their arts.


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