A HISTORY OF PERSIAN LITERATURE

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 of Persian Literature answers this need and offers a new, comprehensive and detailed history of its subject. This 20-volume, authoritative survey reflects the stature and significance of Persian literature as the single most important accomplishment of the Iranian experience. It includes extensive, revealing examples with contributions by prominent scholars who bring a fresh critical approach to bear on this important topic.

Five volumes have already been published by I.B. Tauris: Volume I: A General Introduction to Persian Literature, edited by Professor J.T.P de Bruijn; Companion Volume I: The Literature of Pre-Islamic Iran, edited by Professors Ronald E. Emmerick and Maria Macuch; Companion Volume II: Oral Literature of Iranian Languages, edited by Professors Philip G. Kreyenbroek and Ulrich Marzolph; and Persian Historiography, edited by Professor Charles Melville; Literature of the Early Twentieth Century From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah, edited by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab.

The next volume to be published is Volume II: Persian Poetry in the Classical Era, 800-1500 (panegyrics or qaside, short lyrics or ghazal, quatrains or robâ’i), edited by Ehsan Yarshater and Mohsen Ashtiany.

A History of Persian Literature

Below you will find a list of the volume titles. To purchase, please contact the publisher: 
 

I.B. Tauris
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A HISTORY OF PERSIAN LITERATURE (in 20 Volumes)

Volume I: General Introduction to Persian Literature

Volume II: Persian Poetry in the Classical Era, 800-1500 (panegyrics or qaside; short lyrics or ghazal; quatrains  or robâ’i)
 
Volume III: Persian Poetry in the Classical Era, 800-1500 (narrative poems in couplet form or mathnavis; strophic poems; occasional poems or qet’e; satirical and invective poetry; shahrâshub)
 
Volume IV: Heroic Epic (the Shahnameh and its legacy)
 
Volume V: Persian Prose

Volume VI: Religious and Mystical Literature
 
Volume VII: Persian Literature, 1500-1900 (from the Safavids to the dawn of the Constitutional Movement)
 
Volume VIII: Persian Poetry from outside Iran (the Indian Subcontinent, Anatolia, and Central Asia after Timur)
 
Volume IX: Persian Prose from outside Iran (the Indian Subcontinent, Anatolia, and Central Asia after Timur)
 
Volume X: Persian Historiography
 
Volume XI: Literature of the early Twentieth Century (from the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah)
 
Volume XII: Modern Persian Poetry, 1940 to the Present  (Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan)
 
Volume XIII: Modern Fiction and Drama
 
Volume XIV: Biographies of the Poets and Writers of the Classical Period
 
Volume XV: Biographies of the Poets and Writers of the Modern Period; Literary Terms
 
Volume XVI: General Index


Companion volumes to A History of Persian Literature:

Companion Volume I: The Literature of Pre-Islamic Iran
 
Companion Volume II: Oral and Popular Literatures of Iranian Languages (Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Tajik, and Persian)
 
 
Anthologies:
 
Volume I: Anthology of Persian Poetry

Volume II: Anthology of Persian Prose

 

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