This famous work from the Royal Asiatic Society is an indispensable tool for all serious students of Persian literature, history and culture, and a welcome companion to Persian literature in its most glorious period. This volume is the second, revised edition of three parts published in 1992 and 1994.
Table of ContentsFrom the Preface to the First Edition. Preface to the Second Edition. General Bibliography and List of Abbreviations. Manuscript Collections 1. The Origins of Persian Poetry 2. From the Middle of the Ninth Century to the Last Quarter of the Eleventh 3. From the End of the Eleventh Century to the First Quarter of the Thirteenth