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  • The Persian Book of Kingsby B W Robinson; B. W. Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The Shahnama , written in the tenth century by Firdawsi, is the national epic poem of Persia. It chronicles at great length (nine volumes in the full English translation, currently out of print) the reigns and deeds of the earliest Persian kings, over fifty of them, in four dynasties - the Pishdadians, Kayanians, Ashkanians, and Sasanians. This book,... more...

  • Persian Sufi Poetryby J. T. P. de Bruijn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the tradition: the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry and symbolic narrative. more...

  • The Gulistan; or Rose-Garden of Shekh Muslihu'D-Din Sadi Shirazby Edward B. Eastwick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • RUMI - 53 Secrets from the Tavern of Loveby Amin Banani; Anthony A. Lee

    White Cloud Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    Rumi's poetry has been published in various English editions since the 19th century. And there has been no shortage of translators. Today, through the translations of Coleman Barks, he is the best-selling poet in the English language. The market for his poems is insatiable. He has a loyal following of English readers and serious devotees. Still, in... more...

  • General Introduction to Persian Literatureby J.T.P. de Bruijin

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia and been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves.A History... more...

  • Amir Khusrawby Sunil Sharma

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Surveys the life and lyrics of the 14th century Persian-speaking Indian poet. more...

  • The Wine of Wisdomby Mehdi Aminrazavi

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Representative of the exotic and erotic east, enemy of Christianity, prophet of hedonism, champion of free thinkers, Omar Khayyam and his Ruba?iyyat have been the stuff of legend for centuries. Nourished by an admiration of Khayyam that has been with him since childhood, Aminrazavi?s comprehensive new biography reintroduces the figure of Khayyam,... more...

  • The Philosophy of Ecstasyby Leonard Lewisohn

    World Wisdom 2015; US$ 9.99

    Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), founder of the Mevlevi Sufi order of ?Whirling Dervishes,? is the best-selling poet in America today. The wide-ranging appeal of his work is such that UNESCO declared 2007 to be ?International Rumi Year.? However, his writings represent much more than love poetry. Rumi was one of the preeminent thinkers of Sufism, the... more...

  • Persian Language, Literature and Cultureby Kamran Talattof

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way these methodologies have progressed academic debate.... more...

  • The Islamic Dramaby Jamshid Malekpour

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 63.95

    Described by the distinguished theatre director Peter Brook as 'a very powerful form of theatre', the Ta'ziyeh is the Islamic drama of Iran. This work examines the evolution of the Ta'ziyeh, which involved elements drawn from Zoroastrianaism, Mithraism, mythology, folklore and traditional forms of Iranian entertainment. In its final form, most of its... more...