Persian Love Poetry - the exhibition catalogue from British Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Persian Love Poetry

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A charming book of Persian love poems which features exquisite illustrations from the British Museum Persian art collections

Love is everywhere in Persian poetry and can be interpreted in various ways: as mystic love, the basis of the relationship between humans and God; as passionate or affectionate love between lovers, husbands and wives, parents and children, family and friends; even as patriotic love for Iran. The literary style and indeed the Persian language itself are floral and elaborate, but the themes differ little from our preoccupations with love and romance today.

With a brief introduction to the Persian poetic tradition and a short biographical note about each of the major poets, this beautiful anthology is the perfect way to discover the treasures of Persian literature and art, 

  • Paperback: 96 pages | 40 colour illustrations
  • Date published: October 2013
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0714124759
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 17.5 cm

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