Courtly Riddles
Titel
Courtly Riddles
Subtitel
Enigmatic Embellishments in Early Persian Poetry
Prijs
€ 36,00
ISBN
9789087280871
Uitvoering
Paperback
Aantal pagina's
228
Taal
Engels
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Aziëstudies
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
PART ONE
Chapter One: The Eloquent Mute
Chapter Two: Inimitable Simplicity
PART TWO
Chapter Three: “Words Covered in Veils”
Chapter Four: “A Nightingale without feathers”. Riddlers of the Late Ghaznavid and Early Seljuq Periods
Chapter Five: The Virtues of the King. Riddles in Mukhtærñ’s Hunar-næma
Conclusion
References
Index

Asghar Seyed-Gohrab

Courtly Riddles

Enigmatic Embellishments in Early Persian Poetry

De onderstaande tekst is niet beschikbaar in het Nederlands en wordt in het Engels weergegeven.
This is the first study of Persian literary riddles to appear in English, analyzing a wide range of complex riddling poems systematically from the tenth to the twelfth century. In addition to the genre of riddles, the book examines the relationship between metaphors and riddles and the genre of literary description.
Literary riddles occur in the early specimens of Persian literature from the tenth century and they continue to be used in modern Iranian society.

What is it that it has neither trousers nor shirt?
[Yet] you can place on her lap whatever you wish
Although she has no tongue, she speaks the truth,
With a dragon, a scorpion upon her neck.
a scale (quppân)

‘Courtly Riddles demonstrates how the taste for riddles lies at the core of the development of Persian poetry. It proposes a careful, learned and systematic analysis of this hitherto little-studied and puzzling poetical game.’
Christine van Ruymbeke, University of Cambridge
Auteur

Asghar Seyed-Gohrab

Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab is Professor of Persian and Iranian Studies at Utrecht University in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. He has published extensively on Persian literature, mysticism and religion. His publications range from Persian poetry to Sufism and the role of religious and mystical motifs and metaphors in Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) and how peaceful religious injunctions are used to justify violence. At the moment he is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the ERC-Advanced Grant entitled Beyond Sharia: The Role of Sufism in Shaping Islam , examining Islamic nonconformist movements.