Persian Love Poetry

Persian Love Poetry

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Love is a major theme in Persian poetry and can be interpreted in various ways-as mystic love, the basis of the relationship between humans and God, or as passionate or affectionate love between lovers, husbands and wives, parents and children, family and friends.

This collection of poetry has been selected from the best of traditional and contemporary Persian poetry. Each poem is illustrated with a fine example of Persian art from the collections of the British Museum. A popular book in our museum store, it includes a brief introduction to the Persian poetic tradition and a short biographical note about each of the poets.

100 Pages
6.7 x 7.4 inches

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