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Greek Wisdom Literature in Arabic Translation


Greek Wisdom Literature in Arabic Translation by Dimitri Gutas

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This is a paper reprint of the 1975 edition, with a new Foreword, including errata and corrections.

Zoroastrianism Edited by Mahnaz Moazami

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Zoroastrian theology, cosmology and cosmogony, history of the faith, its rituals and ceremonies, Avestan and Middle Persian texts, festivals such as Nowruz, Mehregan and Sada, and a host of other topics, hitherto dispersed amidst other entries in their alphabetical sequence in the Encyclopędia Iranica, are gathered together here under one cover. The volume enables the readers to chart their way through complex traditions and debates throughout history, and brings into focus the interdependence of these pioneering contributions. As a tho . . . (more)


Karim Emami on Modern Iranian Culture, Literature, & Art

Visamapadavyakhya by James W. Benson

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The study of Sanskrit grammar is widely recognized as one of India’s great intellectual traditions. The most famous school of grammar was the one based on Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī, a work dating from perhaps the fifth or fourth century BC and consisting of approximately four thousand short rules arranged in eight books. Over two millennia scholars produced a huge literature of commentaries to explain how these rules work. Alternative schools were also developed, either to provid . . . (more)

Karim Emami on Modern Iranian Culture, Literature, & Art by Karim Emami
Edited by Houra Yavari

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The present volume of the Modern Persian Studies Series is a collection of articles by the noted critic and translator, Karim Emami, on art, cinema, theatre, and literature in Iran in the dynamic 1960s, when culture and society were in the throes of transformation. Emami's insightful and informed commentaries on the literary and artistic products of the era are appreciated for their aesthetic refinement, good judgment, and evenhandedness. They have earned him prominence as an avant-garde critic, and played a significant role in the develop . . . (more)

Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 15
Winds of Hope
The Colossal Statue of Shapur I in the Context of Sasanian Sculptures

Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 15

Edited by Ehsan Yarshater

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The Encyclopaedia Iranica covers topics related not only to modern Persia but also to the whole Iranian cultural world, including in-depth treatment of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Kurdistan. Articles also delve into historical and cultural relations with nations such as Egypt, Britain, India, and China. Spanning ancient, medieval, and modern times, the Encyclopaedia reveals the geographical, archaeological, cultural, religious, governmental, and biographical details that have left their mark on Iranian society.

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Winds of Hope

by Reuven Gafni

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Mishkenot Sha'ananim and its immediate surroundings have long been one of Jerusalem's most familiar symbols. This book recounts the stories of Mishkenot Sha'ananim and Yemin Moshe in a systematic and comprehensive manner, from the time of Moses Montefiore to their recent transformation into a unique center for culture, tourism, and the arts. The complex and surprising story of their past is one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of Jerusalem's Jewish community in modern times, and reflects the history of the city at large: . . . (more)

The Colossal Statue of Shapur I in the Context of Sasanian Sculptures

by G. Reza Garosi

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In the Sasanian period (AD 224-652), the pictorial art of the ancient Near East flourished again. Sasanian sculptural art constitutes one of the high points of this genre in the ancient Near East.

With a height of about 6.7 meters and a breadth across the shoulders of more than 2 meters, the colossal statue of Shapur I (AD 240-272) is one of the most impressive and outstanding sculptural works from the Sasanian period. It stands in the so-called Cave of Shapur, a splendid limestone cave located in the south of Iran, about 6 kilometer . . . (more)