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The Islamic Art Of Persia

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These pages illustrate some of the many ways in which Persian culture has influenced Persia's neighbors, and become a legacy to the whole world. As inevitably happens with rich legacies not secured by an attested will, this matter of cultural inheritance is apt to be hotly disputed; interested parties may make claims that take a deal of substantiating.

It is the arduous task of the editor of such a volume as this to enlist the support of a team of writers sufficiently enthusiastic to accept the largely gratuitous labor of crystallizing deep study and wide reading into an all too constricting compass, yet discreet enough the see life steadily and see it whole.


List of Plates
Persia and the Ancient World
Persia and Byzantium
Persia and the Arabs
Persia and India After the Conquest of Mahmud
The Islamic Art of Persia
The Persian Language
Persian Literature
Persian Carpets
Persian Gardens
Persian Science
Persia as Seen by the West
The Royame of Perse
Table of Dates


ISBN: ​9788187570615
AUTHOR: A.J. Arberry 
BINDING: Paperback
PAGES: 421 Pages
DIMENSIONS: 14 x 20 x 3 cm
WEIGHT: 0.4 kg
PUBLISHER: Goodword Books


A J. Arberry (1905-1969) was born at Buckland, Portsmouth and educated at the Pembroke College, Cambridge. He took a first in both parts of the Oriental Language Tripos in 1929 and was elected as the Junior Research Fellow by his College. During the period of 1932-1944 he worked, first as the head of the Classics Department of the Cairo University and then as the Assistant Librarian of the India Office, London. In 1944, he was appointed to the chair of Persian at the London University. In 1946, he became Professor of Arabic and Head of the Near and Middle East Department and in the following year he returned to Pembroke as Sir Thomas Adam’s Professor of Arabic, a post which he held for the remainder of his life.

A profound and inspiring teacher, he was also an immensely prolific and versatile writer, publishing over sixty works on a wide range of topics in Arabic and Persian studies as well on the facets of Islamic languages and civilization. His translation of the Qur’ān is regarded among the best to be produced in the English language.

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