A Literary History of Persia by Edward G. BrowneA Literary History of Persia by Edward G. Browne

A Literary History of Persia

byEdward G. Browne

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Nearly a hundred years since its publication, E. G. Browne's A Literary History of Persia remains a classic work in English on the subject. Spanning four volumes, it took Browne over 25 years to write and whilst it concentrates on Persian literature, it surveys many aspects of Persian culture from pre-history to the twentieth century. Volume one covers the period from the earliest periods of Persian history until Firdawsi (AD 935-1020) a highly revered poet. Volume two looks at the early medieval period and in particular on the poet Saadi (1184-1283). Volume three focuses on the Tartar Dominion (1265-1502) and volume four 'Modern Times' covers from 1500 to 1924. A remarkable achievement upon first publication, Cambridge University Press is pleased to be able to bring its edition of this seminal work back into print.
Title:A Literary History of PersiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:584 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.3 inPublished:July 16, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521116821

ISBN - 13:9780521116824

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Table of Contents

1. Retrospective and introductory; 2. The Ghaznawi period, until the death of Sultan Mahmud; 3. The Early Seljuq period, from the rise of Tughril Beg till the death of Malikshah, including the origin of the order of the Assassins; 4. The literature of the early Seljuq period: the Nidhamu'l-Mulk and his contemporaries; 5. The period of Sanjar and his brothers; 6. The four great poets of the late twelfth century, Anwari, Khaqani, Nidhami of Ganja and Dhahir of Faryab; 7. The empire of Khwarazm and the Mongol invasion, until the fall of Baghdad and the extinction of the caliphate; 8. Writers of the earlier Mongol period; 9. Faridu'd-Din Attar, Jalalud-Din Rumi, and Sadi, and some lesser poets of this period; Index.