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The World of Persian Literary Humanism

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What does it mean to be human? Humanism has mostly considered this question from a Western perspective. Through a detailed examination of a vast literary tradition, Hamid Dabashi asks that question anew, from a non-European point of view. The answers are fresh, provocative, and deeply transformative. This groundbreaking study of Persian humanism presents the unfolding of a tradition as the creative and subversive subconscious of Islamic civilization. Exploring how 1,400 years of Persian literature have taken up the question ...

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The World of Persian Literary Humanism
2012, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674066717

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