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Ball and Polo Stick or The Book of Ecstasy
By Arifi of Herat
by Hossein Ziai (1944-2011), Wheeler Thackston
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Little is known of the poet ‘Arifi of Herat (d. 1449), but his book The Ball and Polo Stick has been popular since its composition in A.H. 842 (A.D. 1438-39) at the height of Timurid power. The underlying theme of this work is self-sacrificing love, a...

$15.00
Book of Travels
A parallel Persian-English Text. [Fourth Printing, 2013]
by Wheeler Thackston
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Nasir-i Khusraw, well known for his philosophical works and ranked as one of the great poets of Persian, made a seven-year-long journey that began in his native Marv in the spring of 1046 and ended at Balkh in the fall of 1052. The impetus for leaving behind...

$35.00
Philosophical Allegories and Mystical Treatises
By Shihabuddin Yahya Suhrawardi
by Wheeler Thackston
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Shihabuddin Suhrawardi (Sohravardi in Persian), known as maqtul (killed) because he was executed in Aleppo in 1191, is a figure of major importance in the development of Iranian and Islamic philosophical mysticism. In this volume, nine of his short symbolic...

$30.00
Three Memoirs of Homayun
Gulbadan Begim’s Humáyunnáma; Jawhar Áftábachí's Tadhkiratu’l-wáqíát; Báyazid Bayát’s Táríkh-i Humáyún.
by Wheeler Thackston
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This volume forms number eleven in the Intellectual Traditions Series, a series aimed at providing scholars and students of Iranian Islamic heritage with new source materials. With this publication we extend the geographical horizons of the series to include...

$85.00