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Addenda on The Commentary on The Philosophy of Illumination:Part One on The Rules of Thought.
Critical Edition, Introduction, Glossary of Technical Terms and Index by Hossein Ziai
by Muhammad b. Ibrahim Sadr al-Din Shirazi [Molla Sadra]
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In this volme, Part One of one of the most significant and truly philosophical texts of the post classical period in Persian and Arabic philosophy, is published for the first time in a critical edition. The text, "Addenda on The Commentary on The Philosophy...

$65.00
Al-Tanqihat fi Sharh al-Talwihat
Refinement and Commentary on Suhrawardi's, Intimations. A Thirteenth Century Text on Natural Philosophy and Psychology.
by Ahmed Alwishah, Hossein Ziai (1944-2011)
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The present volume is a critical edition of a highly significant 13th century text, Al-Tanqihat fi Sharh al-Talwihat : al-Fann al-Thanifi al-Tabi‘i, on natural philosophy and psychology. The text was written in Arabic by Sa‘d b. Mansur b. Hibat-Allah...

$55.00
Aura of Kings
Legitimacy and Divine Sanction in Iranian Kingship
by Abolala Soudavar
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The Divine Glory or farr-e izadi (Old Persian: khvarnah) is an everlasting principle of Iranian political ideology usually invoked to project legitimacy of rule and divine sanction. Persian literature abounds with references to the ruler’s Divine Glory, and...

$35.00
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 Radiance
A Parallel English-Persian Text. By: Shihab al-Din Sohravardi
by Hossein Ziai (1944-2011)
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Shihab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash ibn Amirak Abul-Futuh Sohravardi was born in Sohravard in northwestern Iran in 549/1154. He is one of the best known figures in the history of Islamic philosophy, his status as founder of philosophy of illuminations earned him...

$30.00
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
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This work, a collection of seven essays, centers on classical Persian poetics, primarily the epic art of Ferdowsi's Shâhnâma. It combines traditional literary approaches with new comparative methods, especially those developed by Albert B. Lord in his...

$19.95
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This is the most comprehensive and analytical account of educational reform in 19th century Iran. This book locates educational reform within the broader context of the process of modernization in a non-Western society. It is based on a wide variety of...

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Inner Light [Nur al-Fu'ad]
Edited with Introduction and notes by Hossein Ziai and Mohammad Karimi Zanjani Asl
by Shihab al-Din Kumijani
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It is a common saying that Islamic philosophy ended after the Iranian scientist and philosopher, Avicenna [Ebn-e Sina](d. 1037 A.D.). But is that true? The recently discovered Nur al-Fu’ad, “Inner Light,” written in Persian by an innovative exponent of the...

$35.00
Mirror of Meanings
By Jamali-yi Dihlawi
by N. Pourjavadi, A. A. Seyed-Gohrab
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Hamid b. Fadl Allah Jamali of Delhi (A.D. 1483-1542) is one of the outstanding Indian poets, who followed the rich tradition of Persian mystical poetry. Jamali was the poet-laureate of Sultan Sikandar Ludi (reigned 1489-1517) and wrote several works, among...

$25.00