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Love And Devotion

From Persia and Beyond
by Susan Scollay
Bodleian Library

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Pub Date: 2012
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 221 pp.
Size: 9.75 x 12.75 inches

ISBN: 9781851242788
TB Code: 1807194
Availability: 139 in stock

In Love and Devotion, leading specialists in literature, art history, and philosophy reveal new perspectives on these evocative stories and the exquisite illustrated manuscripts that convey them. Particularly in courtly settings, poetry was a key component of Persian cultural life from the fourteenth through the eighteenth century, and elite patrons commissioned copies of lyrical poems and epics told in verse. Beautifully presented here in full-page reproductions are more than one hundred folios from these illustrated manuscripts, representing masterful works from Hafiz, Rumi, and many others. Echoes of works by Persian poets are manifest across European literature from Dante and Shakespeare to the present, and this lavishly illustrated book reveals new perspectives on the universal theme of love.