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- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00
This book presents an account of alignment shifts in Iranian languages, and covers a time-span of some two and half millennia. It blends data from more than 20 Iranian languages, past and present, with theoretical discussion of alignment (ergativity, accusativity), subjecthood, diachronic syntax and morphology. No specialist knowledge of the Iranian... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
Basic Persian: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. This book presents twenty grammar units, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Persian. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises which allow... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95
This is a conversational approach to the teaching and learning of the Tajiki language. It uses authentic language material to help learners as they proceed through its topic-based lessons. Its emphasis on the spoken language promotes oral fluency alongside written skills. Both lessons and appendices present new vocabulary and grammar simply and recycle... more...
- Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 55.00
Burying the Beloved traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. The book reveals how novels mediate legal reforms and examines how authors have used realism to challenge and re-imagine notions of "the real."... more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 249.00
This book examines the life and times and poetry of the extremely prolific and versatile ?Abbasid poet Ibn al-Rumi (d. 283/896). Particular attention is devoted to tracing the influences in his distinctive poetic style and themes. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Colloquial Persian is easy to use and completely clear. Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, this course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Persian. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Persian your best choice in personal language learning? * interactive... more...
- Hodder Education 2010; US$ 35.18
The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Modern Persian (Farsi). This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444102406) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444102307). more...
- Leiden University Press 2010; US$ 29.95
This book is the first study of Persian literary riddles to appear in English, analysing a wide range of complex riddling poems systematically from the tenth to the twelfth century. In addition to the genre of riddles, the book examines the relationship between metaphors and riddles and the genre of literary description. Riddles belong to the oldest... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 136.00
This is the only study in a Western European language of an important part of the intellectual and cultural history of the Persianate world in its formative phase. Persian dictionaries (farhangs) of the Islamic era, compiled principally in India, represent a unique linguistic undertaking that has no counterpart in pre-modern Europe. more...
- Icon Books 2013; US$ 11.65
In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as ‘Tiger, Tiger, burning bright?, or ‘To be or not to be? - memorable. In his inimitably... more...