The world of persian literary humanism and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Arising neither despite nor because of islam persian literary humanism was the artistic manifestation of a cosmopolitan urbanism that emerged in the aftermath of the seventh century muslim conquest. Dabashi provides a rich and varied account of classical persian literature such commanding figures as ferdowsi the 11th century poet of the shahnameh or book of kings one of the worlds great epics stand alongside the mystical lyrical poets hafiz and rumi as well as the earthier sadi. The only significant and traumatizing difference this time around which turned out to be the liberating ordeal of persian literary humanism was the fact that persian literati were now facing anaterritorialempire that. In the world of persian literary humanism hamid dabashi revealed with his usual brilliance yet more aspects of a sophisticated culture to an anglophone readership pankaj mishra new statesman 2012 11 23
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