A Literary History of Persia: Volume 2, From Firdawsi to Sa'di: v. 2
Cambridge University Press, 01/01/1920
EAN 9780521043458, ISBN10: 052104345X
Paperback, 584 pages, 21.8 x 14.5 x 4.6 cm
Nearly a hundred years since its publication, E. G. Browne’s A Literary History of Persia remains a classic work in English on the subject. Spanning four volumes, it took Browne over 25 years to write and whilst it concentrates on Persian literature, it surveys many aspects of Persian culture from pre-history to the twentieth century. Volume one covers the period from the earliest periods of Persian history until Firdawsi (AD 935–1020) a highly revered poet. Volume two looks at the early medieval period and in particular on the poet Saadi (1184–1283). Volume three focuses on the Tartar Dominion (1265–1502) and volume four ‘Modern Times’ covers from 1500 to 1924. A remarkable achievement upon first publication, Cambridge University Press is pleased to be able to bring its edition of this seminal work back into print.