Cover: The World of Persian Literary Humanism, from Harvard University PressCover: The World of Persian Literary Humanism in HARDCOVER

The World of Persian Literary Humanism

Add to Cart

Product Details


$39.00 • £31.95 • €35.00

ISBN 9780674066717

Publication Date: 11/20/2012


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Making of a Literary Humanism
  • 1. The Dawn of an Iranian World in an Islamic Universe: The Rise of Persian Language and Literature (632–750)
  • 2. The Persian Presence in the Early Islamic Empires: Resisting Arabic Literary Imperialism (750–1258)
  • 3. The Prose and Poetry of the World: The Rise of Literary Humanism in the Seljuqid Empire (1038–1194)
  • 4. The Triumph of the Word: The Perils and Promises of the Mongol Empire (1256–1353)
  • 5. The Lure and Lyrics of a Literature: The Center and Periphery of the Timurid Empire (1370–1506)
  • 6. The Contours of a Literary Cosmopolitanism: Treading over Multiple Empires (1501–1732)
  • 7. The Dawn of New Empires: Literary Humanism in Search of Itself (1736–1924)
  • 8. The Final Frontiers: New Persian Literary Humanism (1906 to the Present)
  • Conclusion: Literary Humanism as an Alternative Theory to Modernity
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Recent News

From Our Blog

Cover: A Shoppers’ Paradise: How the Ladies of Chicago Claimed Power and Pleasure in the New Downtown, by Emily Remus, from Harvard University Press

Going Downtown

As a child in Chicago, Emily Remus was enchanted by the sights and sounds of its downtown. Here she tells how those early experiences influenced her in writing A Shoppers’ Paradise, a book about how women in turn-of-the-century Chicago used their consumer power to challenge male domination of public spaces and stake their own claim to downtown

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library ( extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.