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Science and Poetry in Medieval Persia

Science and Poetry in Medieval Persia
The Botany of Nizami's Khamsa

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Part of University of Cambridge Oriental Publications

  • Date Published: February 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521873642

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  • Nizami Ganjavi is one of the foremost figures in Persian poetry, living in Azerbaijan in the second half of the twelfth century. One of the oldest Western poets in Persian literature, he is acclaimed for his five masnavis which are assembled to form the Khamsa (Quintet). His reputation is that of a difficult and refined poet, who introduced into his verse vocabulary, expressions and allusions to the then-known sciences. This study considers all his verses containing allusions to trees and their fruit. The scientific contents of these allusions are then checked with the help of Arabic and Persian medieval scientific treatises, ranging from the ninth to the seventeenth century. As a result, this study not only proposes a better understanding of nature imagery in the work of a seminal Persian poet, but provides a useful insight into the breadth and depth of the education of medieval poets and their readers.

    • First comprehensive study of Nizami's use of botanical imagery
    • Examines the importance of scientific knowledge in medieval Persian poetry
    • Indispensable to our understanding of imagery in Persian poetry
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    Prizes

    • Winner of the Islamic Republic of Iran's World Prize for the Book of the Year 2008 in the field of Iranian Studies

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    • Date Published: February 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521873642
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 162 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Prolegomena
    2. The knowledge of plants
    3. Identification of the terms and their use in the Khamsa
    4. Examples of explicit scientific references
    5. Final remarks
    Appendices.

  • Author

    Christine van Ruymbeke, University of Cambridge
    CHRISTINE VAN RUYMBEKE is Soudavar Lecturer in Persian at the University of Cambridge.

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