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  • Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetryby Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    This volume contains ten chapters on Persian metaphors, tropes, rhetorical figures, and poetic forms and genres, by some of the world's foremost scholars in the field of classical Persian poetry. more...

  • In Search of Omar Khayyam (RLE Iran B)by Ali Dashti

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    Khayyam has been the subject of speculation on the part of literary critics ever since Edward Fitzgerald published his own version of the Rubaiyat in 1859. This edition represented the first opportunity to study in English the work of Khayyam by a Persian scholar. more...

  • Ibn Yamin (RLE Iran B)by E. H. Rodwell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 90.00

    This volume gives a brief outline of the life of Ibn Yamin (who died in 1367), based on the biography of Rashid-i-Yásimi and the background of his writing at a time when the Sultans of Khurásán at a time when they were constantly at war with one another. This version of the Qita?s was collated from the 1890 Bhopál edition with that of the Calcutta... more...

  • The Epic of the Kings (RLE Iran B)by Ferdowsi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    ?Among the many national poets of historical Persia, Ferdowsi is perhaps the greatest...In this superb translation of the epic, the Western reader would not fail to discern clear equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise Lost or the Canterbury Tales.? Islamic Review The Shah-nama is the national epic poem of Persia. Written in the... more...

  • The Persian Language (RLE Iran B)by Reuben Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    This book describes the structure of modern Persia, showing the methods by which it conveys meaning in sentences and connected passages and illustrating its special characteristics. As an introduction there is a brief account of Persia, its inhabitants, their occupations and beliefs; some attempt is made also to show how the language has been modified... more...

  • Javid-Nama (RLE Iran B)by Muhammad Iqbal

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    The Javid-nama, commonly acknowledged as his greatest work, develops this theme within the frame-work of the ?Ascension? story. In imitation of the Prophet of Islam, the poet soars through the spheres, encountering on his heavenly journey many great figures of history with whom he converses. The resemblance to Dante?s Divine Comedy is obvious. more...

  • The Soul of Rumiby Coleman Barks

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    The Soul of Rumi is renowned poet Coleman Barks' first major assemblage of newly translated Rumi poems since his bestselling The Essential Rumi . Coleman Barks presents entirely new translations of Rumi's poems, published for the first time in The Soul of Rumi. The poems range over the breadth of Rumi's themes: silence, emptiness, play, God, peace,... more...

  • Complete Modern Persian (Farsi)by Narguess Farzad

    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...

  • Basic Persianby Saeed Yousef; Hayedeh Torabi

    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. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. more...

  • The Great ‘Umar Khayyamby A.A. Seyed-Gohrab

    Leiden University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    The Rubáiyát by the Persian poet 'Umar Khayyæm (1048-1131)has been used in contemporary Iran as resistance literature, symbolising the secularist voice in cultural debates. While Islamic fundamentalists criticise Khayyæm as an atheist and materialist philosopher who questions God's creation and the promise of reward or punishment... more...