A Literary History of Persia: From the earliest times until Firdawsi (to 1000 A.D.)

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Iranbooks, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 521 pages
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The classic work on the subject, A Literary History of Persia is still the standard work in the English language on Persia and her literature. It spans four volumes (2,256 pages) and took about twenty-five years to write. Although it concentrates on Persian literature, it also surveys all aspects of Persian culture from Iranian pre-history to the twentieth century. The remarkable freshness and liveliness of Browne's prose will astonish readers. In addition to being a work of reference it is book which may be read strictly for pleasure. J T P De Bruijn's new introduction surveys the history, significance and continued value of the work.

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The PreMuhammadan Literature of the Persians

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Edward Granville Browne was educated at the University of Cambridge where he later taught and was instrumental in promoting oriental studies.

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