Parution :  Kamran Talattof (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Ancient, Classical and Late Classical Persian Literature, Routledge, 2023


Routledge Handbook of Ancient, Classical and Late Classical Persian Literature

Edited By Kamran Talattof
1st Edition






The Routledge Handbook of Ancient, Classical, and Late Classical Persian Literature contains scholarly essays and sample texts related to Persian literature from 650 BCE through the 16th century CE. It includes analyses of some seminal ancient texts and the works of numerous authors of the classical period.

The chapters apply a disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach to the many movements, genres, and works of the long and evolving body of Persian literature produced in the Persianate World. These collections of scholarly essays and samples of Persian literary texts provide facts (general information), instructions (ways to understand, analyze, and appreciate this body of works), and the field’s state-of-the-art research (the problematics of the topics) regarding one of the most important and oldest literary traditions in the world.

Thus, the Handbook’s chapters and related texts provide scholars, students, and admirers of Persian poetry and prose with practical and direct access to the intricacies of the Persian literary world through a chronological account of key moments in the formation of this enduring literary tradition.

The related Handbook (also edited by Kamran Talattof ), Routledge Handbook of Post Classical and Contemporary Persian Literature, covers Persian literary works from the 17th century to the present.


Table of Contents

1. A Review of the History and Categories of Persian Literature: An Introduction, Kamran Talattof; 2. Avesta and Avestan Literature, Shima Jaafari-Dehaghi (Sample); 3. A Semanatic Shift in the Official Documents of Pre-Islamic Iran: The Semantics of Power to the Semantics of Politeness, Narges Nematollahi (Sample); 4. Genre in Classical Persian Poetry, Matthew Thomas Miller (Sample); 5. Rudaki: The Father of Persian Poetry, Sassan Tabatabai (Sample); 6. The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Olga Davidson (Sample); 7. Robā`īyāt of Omar Khayyām, Juan Cole (Sample); 8. Ghazal: Form in Meaning, Alireza Korangy (Sample); 9. Niẓāmī Ganjavī: An Innovator of Persian Narrative Poetry, Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab (Sample); 10. Geographical Space and Historical Time Layers in Nizami Ganjavi’s Works, Hamlet Isaxanli (Sample); 11. Erotic Narratives and ʿAttār’s Refashioning of the Didactic Masnavi, Austin O’Malley (Sample); 12. Analysis of the ratio of poetry and Islamic mysticism in the formation of Molavi’s personality, Seyed Ali Asghar Mirbagherifard (Sample); 13. Poetry and Patronage: Persian Literature During the Mongol Empire, Kacey Evilsizor (Sample); 14. Sa’di of Shiraz, Kourosh Kamali Sarvestani (Sample); 15. Gendering Obeyd: Rereading Zakani’s Sexual Satire, Mostafa Abedinifard (Sample); 16. Congruity of Structure and Content in Ghazals of Hafiz and Their Cultural and Historical Context, Manizheh Abdollahi (Sample); 17. Non-Ideological or Bibliomantic Readings of Hafiz’s Poetry, Saeedeh Shahnahpur (Sample); 18. Jami: The Seal of the Great Poets or the Emblem of an Era? Kamran Talattof (Sample); 19. A Lost Literacy: Reading Tadhkiras of Persian Poets in the 21st Century, Kevin L. Schwartz (Sample); 20. Persian-language Anthological Manuscripts: Typologies and Terminologies, Denise-Marie Teece (Sample); 21. The Grounds of Verse: A Geopolitical Turn in Early Modern Persian Literary Criticism, Jane Mikkelson (Sample); 22. Persian-language literature in Dagestan: The Poetry of Hasan Alqadari, Patimat Alibekova (Sample); 23. Nizami Ganjavi and the Georgian Literature of 12th-18th Centuries, Gaga Lomidze (Sample)

Kamran Talattof is Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Chair in Persian and Iranian Studies and the Founding Chair of the Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Arizona, USA.


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