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The World of Persian Literary Humanism

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

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

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