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Omar Khayyām : poet, rebel, astronomer

Author: Hazhir Teimourian
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Omar Khayyam is known to millions simply as the the author of the 'Rubaiyat'. Yet he was also a mathematical genius, a herbalist's son who became the confident of kings, and an exile who was hunted by assassins. This biography will tell the tale of the man who wrote one of the most famous poems in literature.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Teimourian, Hazhir.
Omar Khayyām.
Stroud : Sutton, 2007
(OCoLC)654970708
Named Person: Omar Khayyam.; Omar Khayyam.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hazhir Teimourian
ISBN: 9780750947152 0750947152
OCLC Number: 166315107
Description: xiv, 365 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Four true graveside stories --
The fire temples of Nishāpur (1048-67) --
The libraries of Samarkand (1068-72) --
The throne of Bukhara (1072-3) --
The palaces of Isfahan (1073-7) --
The boy triumphs (1077-9) --
The Vizier regrets (1079-84) --
The Shah applauds (1085-9) --
The assassin stalks (1090-2) --
The queen turns (1092-3) --
The pilgrim of Babel (1093-4) --
The recluse of Nishāpur (1094-1108) --
The sage of Khorāsān (1108-31) --
Epilogue --
The story of the Rubāiyāt --
Appendixes: I. The Rubāiyāt: a new translation --
II. The FitzGerald Rubāiyāt --
III. Omar the Greek --
IV. Khayyām's mathematics and other writings.
Responsibility: Hazir Teimourian.

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