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Literary History of Persia (Volumes 1 & 2 combined) (E.G. Browne)

Literary History of Persia (Volumes 1 & 2 combined) (E.G. Browne)

Literary History of Persia (Volumes 1 & 2 combined) (E.G. Browne)
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ISBN: 8178981246
Author: Edward G. Browne
Publisher: Goodword Books (2002)
Pages: 568 Binding: Paperback

Description from the publisher:

A Literary History of Persia by Edward G. Browne is veritable magnum opus covering the Pre-Islamic to the Firdausi periods, including mysticism.

The author has made a splendidly thorough study of the subject, basing his conclusions on source material spread over a vast era of almost two millennia.

This book will be interesting and useful both to those who have no previous knowledge of Persian culture and history as well as those who are already well versed in these subjects.

Vol 1 and Vols 2 include:

- Introduction - Discovery and Interpretation of the Inscriptions of Ancient Persia - The Pre-Muhammadan Literature of the Persians - The Sasanian Period - The Arab Invasion - The Umayyad Period - General Characteristics of the Golden Age of Islam - The Development of Religion - The First Period of the Caliphate - The State of Muslim Literature - Religious Movements

AUTHOR EDWARD GRANVILLE BROWNE (1862-1926) needs no introduction to those interested in Iran, Persian literature, Iranian history, Babism, Baha'ism or Sufism. He taught at Cambridge University and may be considered as the creator of what is now known as Iranian studies. A Literary History of Persia is his most important work.