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The World of Persian Literary Humanism

Author: Hamid Dabashi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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Humanism has mostly considered the question "What does it mean to be human?" from a Western perspective. Dabashi asks it anew from a non-European perspective, in a groundbreaking study of 1,400 years of Persian literary humanism. He presents the unfolding of this vast tradition as the creative and subversive subconscious of Islamic civilization.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hamid Dabashi
ISBN: 9780674067592 0674067592
OCLC Number: 835789699
Notes: OldControl:harvard. 9780674067592.
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the making of a literary humanism --
The making of an Iranian world in an Islamic universe: the rise of Persian language and literature (632-750) --
The Persian presence in the Abbasid empire: resisting Arabic literary imperialism (750-1258) --
The prose and poetry of the world: the rise of literary humanism in the Seljuqid empire (1038-1194) --
The triumph of the word: the perils and promises of the Mongol empire (1256-1353) --
The lure and lyrics of a literature: the center and periphery of the Timurid empire (1314-1508) --
The making of a literary cosmopolitanism: treading over multiple empires (1501-1732) --
The dawn of new empires: literary humanism in search of itself (1736-1924) --
The final frontiers: new Persian literary humanism (1906-present) --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Hamid Dabashi.
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