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The Greeks and the Persians: the first history By Herodotus
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Reputed as the 'father of history', the first historian, Herodotus gives a gripping account of the mysteries of ancient Egypt, the incredible riches of Persia, the pontoon over the Bosphorus, the... More > stunning naval tactics of the outnumbered Greeks, the first marathon run, and the amazing sacrifice of the Spartans in the ravine of Thermopylae. Not to be missed.One of the distinguished new Callender History series.< Less
Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers By W. A. Clouston
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Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston. The following collection of essays, or papers, is designed to suit the tastes of a more numerous class of readers than were some of... More > my former books, which are not likely to be of special interest to many besides students of comparative folk-lore—amongst whom your own degree is high. The book, in fact, is intended mainly for those who are rather vaguely termed “general readers”; albeit I venture to think that even the folk-lore student may find in it somewhat to “make a note of,” as the great Captain Cuttle was wont to say—in season and out of season. “The smiling Garden of Persian Literature”: a Garden which I would describe, in the Eastern style, as a happy spot, where lavish Nature with profusion strews the most fragrant and blooming flowers, where the most delicious fruits abound,...".< Less
The Masnavi I Ma'navi of Rumi: Complete (Persian and Sufi Poetry) By Maulana Jalalu-'d-din Muhammad Rumi & E. H. Whinfield
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Rumi's great book of wisdom-infused poetry contain myriad lessons on the importance of faith, with the culture and lessons of spiritual, Biblical and Islamic teachings featuring strongly. In... More > authoring his masterwork, Rumi quoted the Qu'ran, the Bible and several spiritual forebears. Wishing to align his poetry in order to tell tales of man and man's place in the world, Rumi drew upon a variety of religious and spiritual sources to create a poetic compendium of supreme profundity and depth. The Masnavi was praised as one of the finest works of mystical literature ever seen. It is in the Masnavi that Persia's place between the spiritual cultures of Asia and the Middle East is evidenced. Rumi himself, while undoubtedly an Islamic scholar of great ability, did not feel confined to the faith; he saw spiritual value in a range of disciplines, and asserted that the light of Mohammed's prophecy does not leave faithful Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians or other denominations behind.< Less
The Masnavi I Ma'navi of Rumi: Complete (Persian and Sufi Poetry) (Hardcover) By Maulana Jalalu-'d-din Muhammad Rumi & E. H. Whinfield
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Rumi's great book of wisdom-infused poetry contain myriad lessons on the importance of faith, with the culture and lessons of spiritual, Biblical and Islamic teachings featuring strongly. In... More > authoring his masterwork, Rumi quoted the Qu'ran, the Bible and several spiritual forebears. Wishing to align his poetry in order to tell tales of man and man's place in the world, Rumi drew upon a variety of religious and spiritual sources to create a poetic compendium of supreme profundity and depth. The Masnavi was praised as one of the finest works of mystical literature ever seen. It is in the Masnavi that Persia's place between the spiritual cultures of Asia and the Middle East is evidenced. Rumi himself, while undoubtedly an Islamic scholar of great ability, did not feel confined to the faith; he saw spiritual value in a range of disciplines, and asserted that the light of Mohammed's prophecy does not leave faithful Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians or other denominations behind.< Less
Persia. A Historical and Literary Sketch By James Darmesteter
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A brilliant survey of Persia (Iran), her history and literature by the late Professor James Darmesteter. Translated from French by Gushtaspshah Kaikhushro Nariman in 1911. A quote from the book:... More > "If, however, we look closer into Persia, we shall observe that the national element has disappeared more on the surface than from the inferior or the heart and that the country in accepting the foreign yoke, has more transformed its conquerors than has been changed itself, that it has adapted its life and its new faith to its ancestral habits and hereditary traditions, and that it has not been said without reason that for the bulk of the Muslim World Persia is outside of Islam."< Less
Bustan or Fragrance Garden By Saadi
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The Bustan of Saadi is perhaps the best-known poem of its general kind in Persian literature and stand unique in many ways. It is a moralistic and anecdotal verse work divided into ten sections... More > covering ten themes of code of behavior. These themes combine realistic and pragmatic with the mystical and high-minded. It is in essence part of the Sufi esoteric tradition. Their respective contents cover; 1. Justice and good judgement; 2. Beneficence; 3. Love, 4. Humility; 5. Acceptance; 6. Contentment; 7. World of edification; 8. Gratitude; 9. Repentance; and 10. Close communion (with a higher spirit). This work, together with Saadi’s Gulistan, provides a stepping stone in exploring moral values in Persian literature and Sufism. They are also fundamental works to evaluate Islam teachings in the context of tolerance and understanding. ISBN-13: 978-1-944175-50-4< Less
Камбиз и армянские князья. Новелла из "Французского Декамерона" By Луи Дюссье
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A Russian translation of a French novel, Kambiz and Armenian Princes, extracted from The French Decameron and written by Louis d’Ussieux (Louis Dussieux) in Paris in 1774.
Black Light: Islamic philosophical themes from the Nayrang-e 'Ishq By Arun Singh
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The Nayrang-e 'Ishq is a historically important Persianate mathnavi from Mughal India, not least because its composition earned the patronage of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. However, until now it... More > has evaded a close examination of the philosophical themes relating to classical Islamic theosophy and metaphysics that are encoded within it. This book is the first to approach the deep inner layers of meaning within this masterpiece of late medieval Indian literature. The characteristic treatments of allegory in Persianate poetry, relating to mystical themes in theory and practice, and then the motifs chosen in particular by the poet, are examined. This precedes an identification and exploration of the cosmological and cosmogonic doctrines that appear to be encoded within the poem. Neoplatonic influences, in addition to the influence of ibn Arabi, are discussed.< Less
Gurbet'ten Sonra By Matthew Lundin
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The novel is based on a medieval genre of Arabic literature called the maqamat. It is a literary form that uses rhymed prose, as well as the constant interjection of Quranic allusions, poetic verses,... More > and idioms taken from the Middle East. It is a series of episodes in which a wandering narrator is tricked by a mysterious charlatan. In this maqamat, the narrator has recently returned from a long period of living abroad (a Gurbet) and is adjusting to life in New York. As a maqamat, the novel makes abundant use of allusions,quotes and wordplay taken from Middle Eastern literature and languages, which are explained throughout the book using footnotes. The plot itself is an allusion, albeit in reverse, to the common theme of a protagonist's return from West to East after time spent abroad in pursuit of an education, and the challenge of mediating their new modern identity with the homeland to which they've returned. It also has a part where the narrator birddogs chics from Staten Island using pre-islamic poetry< Less
Top 20 Tales from Mathnawi RUMI By Vahdat Torabi
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The story displays an integral part of the cultural heritage of human societies and, like a mirror reflects the values of a nation as well. Furthermore, through research in stories, we can realize... More > the cultural relations of the people. According to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Marzolph, Iran, from the earliest times, as a vital connecting link between the ancient Indian culture and, Mediterranean valuable cultures, was known to the science’s world and, universally recognized and appreciated in academic communities. Iran is an excellent source of the story, telling literature. Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273) depicts in his valuable work, Mathnawi, from the beginning of the first volume to the end of the sixth volume, throughout creates stories and allegories. Although Rumi believes that story is like a bowl and, the meaning of the story is like grains in that. The Mathnawi has many short stories and, except the apparent meaning, they also contain secret and hidden meanings.< Less

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