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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: * Foreword * Preface to the Present Volume * Avestan Literature -- Almut Hintze * Inscriptional Literature in Old and Middle Iranian Language -- Philip Huyse * Manichaean Literature in Iranian Language -- Werner Sundermann * Christian Literature in Middle Iranian Languages -- Nicholas Sims-Williams * Buddhist Literature in Sogdian -- Yutaka Yoshida * Khotanese Literature Mauro Maggi * Abbreviations * Bibliography * Index of titles and texts * Contributors *. Bookseller Inventory #

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Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E. M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it merits. Whereas Persian art and architecture, and more recently Iranian cinema, have been written about extensively and at different levels for a varied audience, Persian literature has largely remained the exclusive domain of specialists. And although in the past few years the poems of Rumi have attracted the kind of popular attention enjoyed by Omar Khayyam’s quatrains in the 19th century, Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves.

A History of Persian Literature answers this need and offers a new, comprehensive and detailed history of its subject. This 18-volume, authoritative survey reflects the stature and significance of Persian literature as the single most important accomplishment of the Iranian nation. Prominent scholars in the field bring a fresh critical approach to bear on this important topic and each volume includes representative samples of this literature.

This book answers this need and offers a new, comprehensive and detailed history of its subject. This volume is part of an 18-volume authoritative survey that reflects the stature and significance of Persian literature as the single most important accomplishment of the Iranian experience. The main object of this companion volume is to provide an overview of the most important extant literary sources in Old and Middle Iranian languages--the languages of the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian periods culminating in the rich resource of Pahlavi Persian which fed so directly into the language of the later great Persian poets. It will be an indispensable source for the literary traditions of pre-Islamic Iran and an invaluable guide to the subject.

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Ronald E. Emmerick (1937-2001) was Professor of Iranian Philology at the University of Hamburg from 1971 until his death in 2001. Maria Macuch is head of the Institute of Iranian Studies at the Free University, Berlin. Ehsan Yarshater is the Director of the Center for Iranian Studies and Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University. He is the Founding Editor of the Encyclopaedia Iranica.

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