Persian Love Poetry
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Persian Love Poetry by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
Book DescriptionLove is everywhere in Persian poetry and can be interpreted in various ways: as mystic love, the basis of the relationship between humans and God; as passionate or affectionate love between lovers, husbands and wives, parents and children, family and friends; even as patriotic love for Iran. The literary style and indeed the Persian language itself are floral and elaborate, but the themes differ little from our preoccupations with love and romance today. This collection offers extracts specially translated by the authors from the best of traditional and contemporary Persian poetry and illustrates them with some of the finest examples of Persian art in the British Museum. With a brief introduction to the Persian poetic tradition and a short biographical note about each of the major poets, this beautiful anthology is the perfect way to discover the treasures of Persian literature and art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714124292
(185mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
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Addresses the impact made by Islam during and after the Arab conquest of Iran in the middle of the seventh century. Discussing a variety of subjects which covers the spectrum of life in early Islamic Iran, this title offers one of the most ambitious perspectives on Persian religion, society and culture.
Sasanian Era, Hardback (January 2008)
Engaging with the major aspects of Sasanian culture, this work addresses subjects including: early Sasanian art and iconography; early Sasanian coinage; religion and identity in the Sasanian empire; later Sasanian orality and literacy; and state and society in late antique Iran.
Birth of the Persian Empire, Hardback (September 2005)» View all books by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
Exploring the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians, this is the first volume in the "Idea of Iran" series. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC, and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion.
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Author Biography - Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis is curator of Islamic and Iranian coins at the British Museum. She is joint-editor of Iran, the journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies, co-editor of The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Persia and the author of Persian Myths. Shella R. Canby is an Assistant Keeper specializing in Islamic Iran at the British Museum. Her publications include Persian Paintings, Princes, Poets and Paladins and The Golden Age of Persian Art 1501 - 1722.
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