Kitāb-i Šāhnāma-i ḥakīm Abu-‘l-Qāsim Firdausī Ṭūsī
As title number 15,000 (fifteen thousand) in our open-access repository MENAdoc, we present a beautiful large-sized edition of the so-called “Book of Kings”.
The Persian epic poem “Šāhnāmah” is the life’s work of the poet Abūl-Qāsim Firdausī (940-1020). Continue reading
“History and Development of Modern Persian Literature” by Bozorg Alavi written in 1964 is now available in our open access collection MENAdoc.
Professor Alavi describes the evolution of Persian prose and poetry since the beginning of the 20th century with a brief introduction on 19th century developments against the background of political and social change.
The Racecourse of Literature – An-Nawāǧī and His Contemporaries
The conference deals with the writings of Shamsaddīn an-Nawāǧī (ca. 1386–1455) and those of his contemporaries such as Ibn Ḥiǧǧa al-Ḥamawī and Ibn Ḥaǧar al-ʿAsqalānī. An-Nawāǧī has been famous for his literary anthologies of love poetry and wine poetry.
Here you will find the event flyer.
The Oriental Institute at University of Oxford is hosting a conference on ‘The Aramaeans B.C.: History, Literature, and Archaeology‘ from 9-11 July 2018. The Call for Papers is open.
To the Call for Papers: Continue reading
The British Library is hosting a series of lectures on literature from 15-16 July 2017 titled ‘Shubbak at the British Library‘. You can find the full Programme here:
Volume 66 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien [Beiruter Texte und Studien/ Türkische Welten 2] ‘Kurtuluş Yolunda : a work on Central Asian literature in a Turkish-Uzbek mixed language‘ by Settar Cabbar, ed., translated and linguistically revisited by A. Sumru Özsoy, Claus Schönig and Esra Karabacak is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.
The Virgin and Child with the Archangels Gabriel and Michael, late 15th-early 16th century.
Tempera on parchment. Gospel manuscript from the Monastery of Gunda Gunde (Tigray, Ethiopia); digital image courtesy of the DSU, UTSC Library (©M. Gervers, 2002)
The Centre for Medieval Studies at the Universtiy of Toronto is hosting a colloquium on ‘Medieval Ethiopia‘ from 10-11 March 2017. You can find the colloquium poster here.
The Programme: Continue reading