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Pearls of Meanings

Studies on Persian Art, Poetry, Sufism and History of Iranian Studies in Europe

Edited by Asghar Seyed Gohra

Distributed for Leiden University Press

Pearls of Meanings

Studies on Persian Art, Poetry, Sufism and History of Iranian Studies in Europe

Edited by Asghar Seyed Gohra
Pearls of Meanings offers a collection of essays by J. T. P. (Hans) de Bruijn, a pivotal and leading scholar of Persian studies. The volume covers a number of essential domains of Persian culture, with a particular emphasis on poetry and Sufism. Poetry and the reception of Persian literature in Europe both play pivotal roles in these essays, thereby representing the studies of a generation of Persian cultural scholars such as A. Reland (1676–1718), C. H. Ethé (1844–1917), J. F. von Hammer-Purgstall (1774–1856), and E. G. Browne (1862–1926). Pearls of Meanings is an essential cornerstone for scholars working in Persian studies.
 

378 pages | 3 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory

Middle Eastern Studies


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Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgements

“A Noose of Light”
A Brief Biography of J.T.P. de Bruijn
by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab


Persian Art and Material Culture

A Religious Subject on a Persian Qalamkar

Persian Literature

Poets and minstrels in early Persian literature

The Transmission of Early Persian Ghazals (with special reference to the Divan of Sana’i)

The Individuality of the Persian Metre Khafif

The Stories of Sana’i’s Fakhri-nama

The Name of the Poet in Classical Persian Poetry

Chains of Gold: Jami’s Defence of Poetry

Anvari and the Ghazal: an Exploration

Some Strip of Herbage: Gardens in Persian Poetry

Spring versus Autumn: A dispute in the Meadows of Thoughts

Islamic Mysticism (?ufism)

The Religious Use of Persian Poetry

Sana’i and the Rise of Persian Mystical Poetry

The Qalandariyyat in Persian Mystical Poetry

The Preaching Poet: Three Homiletic Poems by Farid al-Din ?A??ar

Of Poetry and Power: Sana’i and Sultan of Ghazna

History of Persian Studies in Europe

Iranian Studies in the Netherlands

The Persian Studies of Adriaan Reland (1676-1718)

Between Hammer and Browne: Hermann Ethé as a Historian of Persian Literature

J.T.P. de Bruijn’s Poetry in Dutch, English, and Persian
The Poetic Persona
Inspiration
Waiting
Rhyme
New Year’s Eve
The Old River
Urbs Antiqua Ruit
Walk
In Konya with Rumi
In Istanbul with Süleyman
In Ankara with Atatürk
Persian Sixtets
• Ferdowsi
• Saadi
• Hafez
• Omar Redivivus
Quatrains for Today

Holland Haikus
Winter Birds
Spring Birds
Summer Birds
Autumn Birds
Autumn Pond
Weather Forecasts
Moods
Late Vintage I
Late Vintage II
Haikus 2014
Guestbook

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