Dr.

Stephan Popp

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stephan.popp(at)oeaw.ac.at


Biography

Dr Stephan Popp, born 1969, graduated from Iranian Studies, Arab Studies and adult education at Bamberg University, Germany. In his thesis “Muhammad Iqbal’s Romanticism of Power”, he dealt with the discourses prevailing in the Persian poems of the philosopher and posthumous Pakistani national poet, as well as with their rhetorical conveyance, using structuralist and post-structuralist methods of analysis. He also took Indology as a minor for his doctoral exams.

His first post-doc project was on the Bahmani sultanate of South India (1347–1509) at Bamberg University, Germany. He first worked at a research post at the Viennese Institute of Iranian Studies on the concept of history of the chroniclers of the South Indian sultanate of Bijapur (1490–1686). Then he undertook a search for relevant sources on modernizing literature in Iran and Afghanistan. From February 2012 to January 2015, he was employed at the Institute of Iranian Studies on a research project on “The Chronicles of Shah Jahan”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). This project examined the development of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–58), the constructor of the Taj Mahal, and the depiction of his state in the chronicles of his time.

 

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Main Areas of Research

Main Areas of Research

  • History of Islamic India in the early modern age (ca. 1500–ca. 1750)
  • Persian rhetoric, its development and its application in non-fiction, especially historiography
  • Classical, early modern and modern Persian poetry
  • Urdu poetry
  • Cultural sign systems

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Mughal Horoscopes as Propaganda”, in: Journal of Persianate Studies 9/1, 2016, p. 45-59.
  • “The Rhetoric of Qazvīnī’s History of Shah Jahan”, zur sprachlichen Struktur dieser offiziellen mogulischen Chronik, von der Satzebene bis zum Textkonzept, samt einer Erklärung des oft als blumig empfundenen Stils mogulischer Chroniken. In: ZDMG, Vol. 165, No. 2, 2015, Wiesbaden: Harassowitz, p. 369-394.
  • „Persische diplomatische Korrespondenz im Südindien des 15. Jahrhunderts“, eine Studie zu einer Sammlung diplomatischer Briefe aus dem Südindien des späten 15. Jahrhunderts, verfasst von Maḥmūd Gāwān, Großwesir und de-facto-Herrscher des Sultanats der Bahmaniden. In: ZDMG Nr. 162-1/2012, Wiesbaden: Harassowitz, p. 95–125.
  • Muḥammad Iqbāl’s Romanticism of Power, Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2004. (Dissertation)
  • 20 Artikel zu klassischen persischen Literaten in Kindlers Literaturlexikon, dem deutschen Standardlexikon der Literatur, Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009: „Amīr Khusrau Dihlawi“, „Bēdil, Mīrzā ‘Abdulqādir“, „Daqīqī: Šāhnāma“, „Firdausī: Šāhnāma“, „Ğāmī, Nūruddīn ‘Abdurrahmān: Bahāristān“, „Ğāmī, Nūruddīn ‘Abdurrahmān: Haft Aurang“, „Ğāmī, Nūruddīn ‘Abdurrahmān: Nafahāt al‑uns“, „Gurgānī: Wīs‑o Ramīn“, „Kaikā’us ibn Iskandar: Qābūsnāme“, „Muhammad Iqbāl: Javīdnāma“, „Muhammad Iqbāl: Payām‑i Mašriq“, „Nāsir‑i Khusrau: Dīvān“, „Nizāmī ‘Arūżī: Čahār Maqāle“, „Rūmī, Ğalāluddīn: Kullīyāt‑i Šams‑i Tabrēzī“, „Sā‘ib“ „Bābā Tāhir“, „Sadaqāt ibn Abū l‑Qāsim: Samak‑i ‘Ayyār“ „Salmān, Mas’ūd Sa‘d“, „‘Umar Khayyām“.

 

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