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.
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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 VI: Religious and Mystical Literature
Companion volumes to A History of Persian Literature:
Companion Volume I: The Literature of Pre-Islamic Iran
Volume II: Anthology of Persian Prose