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18 - PERSIAN POETRY IN THE TIMURID AND SAFAVID PERIODS

Summary
Politically, Safavid period extended from the death of the last great Īl-Khān to the accession of Nādir Shāh. It encompassed the rise and fall of two powerful dynasties, the Timurids and the Safavids, as well as of a number of lesser houses. This chapter focuses on poetry, as in Persia and the countries which came under its literary influence, it was poetry that until recently was the vehicle par excellence of literary expression. Imaginative prose literature, in the sense commonly understood in the West, was scarce in medieval Persia, novels, short stories, and plays being alien to Persian literary tradition. The period 1400-1750 is one of the longest in Persian letters. No conspicuous literary event marks its beginning, but the forty-two years of the relatively peaceful reign of Shāh Rukh is long enough to allow one to notice the budding of the characteristics of the Indian style.
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