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Nasir Khusraw, the ruby of Badakhshan : a portrait of the Persian poet, traveller, and philosopher

Author: Alice C Hunsberger; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London ; New York : In the U.S.A. and Canada distributed by St Martins Press, 2003.
Series: Ismaili heritage series, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"A renowned poet, philosopher, and traveler of the 11th century, Nasir Khusraw was also a major thinker and author of the Iranian lands. Writing exclusively in Persian, his writings have been preserved through the centuries by the Ismaili communities of the upper Oxus and Badakhshan, now situated in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. This is the first comprehensive study in English of Nasir Khusraw's life and aspects of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Nāṣir-i Khusraw; Nāṣir-i Khusraw; Nasir-e Chosrau.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice C Hunsberger; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
ISBN: 1850439265 9781850439264
OCLC Number: 52571186
Description: xxi, 292 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: A soul higher than fortune --
Heretic, magician or king? --
The wonders of this world --
The turning point --
Knowledge and action --
The journey begins --
Jerusalem, the holy --
The splendour of Fatimid Cairo --
Mecca, city of pilgrimage --
The journey home --
The world turns dark --
Glory regained.
Series Title: Ismaili heritage series, 4.
Responsibility: Alice C. Hunsberger.
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A renowned poet, philosopher and traveller of the 11th century, Nasir-i Khusraw was also a major Ismaili thinker and author of the Iranian lands. Hunsberger presents a study of his life and the main  Read more...

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'Here, at last, is a book that succinctly introduces the Ismaili poet and da'I (missionary) Nasir-I Khusraw to the general reader, to his students, and to academics.' -Edebiyat: Journal of Middle Read more...

 
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