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The Gift
The Gift
by Hafiz
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Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi&... (read more)

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Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio)
Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio)
by Dick Davis
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Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature   Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute... (read more)

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Muqaddimah : an Introduction To History - With a New Introduction ((Rev)05 Edition)
Muqaddimah : an Introduction To History - With a New Introduction ((Rev)05 Edition)
by Ibn Khaldun
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The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work laid down the... (read more)

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A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations
A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations
by Hafiz
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Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature   Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute... (read more)

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Bollingen Series #0160: The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. (Abridged Edition)
Bollingen Series #0160: The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. (Abridged Edition)
by Ibn Khaldun
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The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work laid down the... (read more)

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I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy
I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy
by Hafiz
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Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature   Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute... (read more)

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Ilex Foundation #13: Ferdowsi's Shahnama: Millennial Perspectives
Ilex Foundation #13: Ferdowsi's Shahnama: Millennial Perspectives
by Olga M Davidson
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Ferdowsi's Shahnama: Millennial Perspectives celebrates the ongoing reception, over the last thousand years, of a masterpiece of classical Persian poetry. The epic of the Shahnama or Book of Kings glorifies the spectacular achievements of Iranian... (read more)

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Persian Poets (00 Edition)
Persian Poets (00 Edition)
by Peter Washington
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From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the... (read more)

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The Perfumed Garden
The Perfumed Garden
by Nefzawi
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The Perfumed Garden - for the Repose of the Mind is a classic work of Arab erotica offering a uniquely entertaining collection of tales, frank and sound advice on sexual relations, and a poetic style of great literary merit. This is a book which delights... (read more)

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Literature of Ancient Egypt an Anthology
Literature of Ancient Egypt an Anthology
by William Kel Simpson
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The latest edition of this highly praised anthology of ancient Egyptian literature offers fresh translations of all the texts as well as some twenty-five new entries, including writings from the late literature of the Demotic period at the end of... (read more)

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Abundance from the Desert: Classical Arabic Poetry
Abundance from the Desert: Classical Arabic Poetry
by Samuel Farrin
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Farrin (Arabic, American U. of Kuwait) introduces the reader to classical Arabic poetry dating roughly from 500 to 1250 CE by presenting English translations of poems considered central to the canon from different time periods, geographical areas, and... (read more)

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Music of a Distant Drum: Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew Poems
Music of a Distant Drum: Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew Poems
by Bernard Lewis
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Music of a Distant Drum marks a literary milestone. It collects 129 poems from the four leading literary traditions of the Middle East, all masterfully translated into English by Bernard Lewis, many for the first time. These poems come from diverse... (read more)

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The Adventures of Amir Hamza: Lord of the Auspicious Planetary Conjunction (Modern Library Classics)
The Adventures of Amir Hamza: Lord of the Auspicious Planetary Conjunction (Modern Library Classics)
by Ghalib Lakhnavi
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Here is the first unabridged English translation of a major Indo-Persian epic: a panoramic tale of magic and passion, a classic hero’s odyssey that has captivated much of the world. It is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who in... (read more)

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Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Abolqasem Ferdowsi and Dick Davis
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The great national epic of Persia—the most complete English-language edition Wherever Persian influence has spread, the stories of the Shahnameh become deeply embedded in the culture, as their appearance in such novels as The Kite Runner amply... (read more)

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The Perfumed Garden
The Perfumed Garden
by Bret Norton
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Erotic Arabian culture as told through its legends and artwork.... (read more)

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Stations of Desire
Stations of Desire
by Michael Sells
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Poetry. Translation. One of the great mystics of all time, Muhyiddin Ibn al-'Arabi was a prolific author who wrote on every aspect of medieval Islamic thought. Michael Sell's STATIONS OF DESIRE contains the first translations of Ibn 'Arabi's TURJUMAN... (read more)

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Sweet Sorrows: Selected Poems of Sheikh Farideddin Attar Neyshaboori
Sweet Sorrows: Selected Poems of Sheikh Farideddin Attar Neyshaboori
by Sheikh Farideddin Attar Neyshaboori
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The Story of Layla and Majnun
The Story of Layla and Majnun
by Nizami
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Selections from the Art of Party Crashing in Medieval Iraq
Selections from the Art of Party Crashing in Medieval Iraq
by Khatib Al Baghdadi
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Ottoman Lyric Poetry: An Anthology
Ottoman Lyric Poetry: An Anthology
by Walter G Andrews
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