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Persian Studies

Dr. Asghar Seyed Gohrab

Monographs

        (2017) Seyed-Gohrab, A.A., & S. McGlinn, The True Dream: Indictment of the Shiite Clerics of Isfahan, London: Routledge.

(2015, third print since February 2015) Soefisme: een levende traditie, Amsterdam: Prometheus / Bert Bakker.

(2014) Mirror of Dew: The Poetry of Ālam-Tāj Zhāle Qā'em-Maqāmi, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, ILEX Foundation Series.

(2009) Martelaren: van mystieke weg tot oorlogspad in the series Mededelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), Amsterdam: KNAW Press (Aksant Academic Publishers), 72, no.4.

(2008) Courtly Riddles: Enigmatic Embellishments in Early Persian Poetry, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press. (republished in 2010 at Leiden University Press)

(2007 revised second edition 2008) The Essence of Modernity: A Study of Mirza Yusof Khan Mostashar ad-Dowla Tabrizi's Treatise on Law (Yak Kalima), together with S. Mcglinn: Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press. (republished in 2010 at Leiden University Press under the title of One Word)

(2003) Laylī and Majn‎ūn: Love, Madness and Mystic Longing in Nezāmi’s Epic Romance, Leiden / Boston: E.J. Brill.

(2002) The Mirror of Meanings, Translated with an introduction and glossary, Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers, (The parallel Persian text has been prepared by N. Pourjavady) Second edition is in preparation.

 

Books (Edited)

(2015) Literature of the Early Twentieth Century: From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah, (A History of Persian Literature). London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2015. (Volume XI of the 18-volumes project at the Centre of Iranian Studies, Columbia University, General Editor: Ehsan Yarshater)

(2013) Conflict and Development in Iranian Film, ed. A. Seyed-Gohrab & Kamran Talattof, Leiden: Leiden University Press.

(2012) The Great Umar Khayyam: A Global Reception of the Rubáiyat, Leiden: Leiden University Press.

(2012) Liber Amicorum voor Jos Biegstraaten: Jaarboek 6, van Nederlands Omar Khayyam Genootschap, Woubrugge: Avalon Pers (together with Jos Coumans).

(2012) Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry, Leiden/Boston: Brill.

(2010) Tree voor tree naar Gods troon: essays over het leven en werk van Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2007) Seyed-Gohrab, A.A. & S. McGlinn, The Treasury of Tabriz: the Great Il-Khanid Compendium, Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press.

(2007) Seyed-Gohrab, A.A. & F. Doufikar-Aerts & S. McGlinn, Gog and Magog: The Clans of Chaos in World Literature, Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press.

(2006) De Perzische muze in de polder: de receptie van Perzische poëzie in de Nederlandse literatuur, Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers. (edited together with Marco Goud)

(2003) Seyed-Gohrab, A.A., Haar, J.G.J. ter & Kon, R.E. (Eds.) ‘De band met u, mijn vriend, verbreek ik niet’: Liber Amicorum voor Kamil Banak. Leiden: Opleiding TCIMO.

 

Dictionary

(2007) Perzisch-Nederlands: een basiswoordenboek, Leidschendam: Quist. (with G.R. van den Berg and M. van Zutphen, amounting to more than 14.000 entries)

 

Entries in Encyclopaedia

Encyclopeadia of Islam (third edition), s.v. Āshiq Iṣfahānī.

Encyclopeadia of Islam (third edition), s.v. Chronogram (b) Persian.

Encyclopeadia of Islam (third edition), s.v. Bushāq al-Atʿimā.

Encyclopeadia of Islam (third edition), s.v. Epigram 2. Persian

Encyclopaedia Iranica, (Columbia University, 2006) Leyli o Majnun.

Encyclopaedia Iranica, (Columbia University, 2006) wasf (description); i. Description as a relief; ii. Wasf and riddling poems; iii. Development in descriptive style.

Encyclopaedia Iranica, (Columbia University, 2007) Jamali of Delhi, i. Life; ii. Works.

Encyclopaedia Iranica, (Columbia University, 2007) Safina-ye Tabriz.

The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Central and Southwest Asia, vol. 5, ed. G. Vogelsang-Eastwood, London / New York, 2010, under Dress of Shiites and Mystics, pp. 438-440.

The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Central and Southwest Asia, vol. 5, ed. G. Vogelsang-Eastwood, London / New York, 2010, under Muharram and Dress, pp. 444-45.

 

Book Chapters

(forthcoming 2016) "Satan as the Lover of God in Islamic Mystical Writings," in The Beloved in Middle East Literature: The Culture of Love and Languishing, edited by Alireza Korangy, Hanadi Al-Samman, Michael Beard, London / New York: I.B. Tauris.

(forthcoming 2016) "Aardse wortels van de mystieke geliefde: Perzische poëzie uit de Middeleeuwen" in Lessen in de liefde, ed. by P. Gerbrandy, C. de Jonge, and M. Heerink.

(forthcoming 2016) "The Flourishing of Persian Quatrains after Omar Khayyam" in The History of Persian Literature, vol. ii, ed. E. Yarshater, 54 pages.

(2015) "De liefde en de ziel: Rumi en zijn ontmoetingen" in Soefi-meesters van de Liefde: Rumi en Hafez: Perzische bevrijdingslyriek voor het hart (Symposion reeks), Haarlem, pp. 11-32.

(2015) "The Political And Social Background of the Literature of the Period (1900-1940)," (pp. 1-29); "Poetry as Awakening: Singing Modernity," (pp. 30-132); "Modern Persian Prose and Fiction Between 1900 and 1940," (pp. 133-160), in Literature of the Early Twentieth Century: From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah, ed. A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, Vol. XI, London / New York: I.B. Tauris.

(2015) “Stylistic Continuities in Classical Persian Poetry: Reflections on Manuchehri from Dāmghān and Amir Mo‘ezzi” in The Age of the Seljuqs, ed. Edmund Herzig & Sarah Stewart, London / New York: I.B. Tauris.

(2013) "Politics and Persistence: The Development of Iranian Film" in Conflict and Development in Iranian Film, ed. A. Seyed-Gohrab & Kamran Talattof, Leiden: Leiden University Press, (together with Kamran Talattof), pp. 9-18.

(2013) "Marzieh Meshkini’s The Day I became a Woman" in Conflict and Development in Iranian Film, ed. A. Seyed-Gohrab & Kamran Talattof, Leiden: Leiden University Press, pp. 135-43.

(2012) "Khayyam’s Universal Appeal: Man, Wine, and the Hereafter in the Quatrains," in The Great Umar Khayyam: A Global Reception of the Rubáiyat, Leiden: Leiden University Press, pp. 11-38.

(2012) "The Companion of Your Tomorrow is Today’: Nezâmi from Ganja on Justice" in Liber plurium vocum voor Rokus de Groot, S. van Maas, C. Hulshof & P. Oldenhave, Amsterdam: UvA, 2012, pp. 251-55.

(2012) "Waxing Eloquent: the Masterful Variations on Candle Metaphors in the Poetry of Hafiz and his Predecessors," in Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry, Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp. 81-123.

(2012) "Introduction Persian Rhetorical Figures," in Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry, Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp. 1-13.

(2012) "Magie van Omar Khayyæm in hedendaags Perzië," in Liber Amicorum voor Jos Biegstraaten: Jaarboek 6, van Nederlands Omar Khayyam Genootschap, Woubrugge: Avalon Pers (together with Jos Coumans), pp. 38-48.

(2011): "A Mystical Reading of Nezami’s use of nature in the Haft Peykar" in A Key to the Treasures of Hakim: Artistic and Humanistic Aspects of Nizami Ganjavi’s Khamsa, eds. J.C. Bürgel & Ch. van Ruymbeke, Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2011, pp. 181-93.

(2010) "The Erotic Spirit: Love, Man and Satan in Hafez’s Poetry" in Hafiz and The School of Love in Classical Persian Poetry, ed. L. Lewisohn, London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 107-21.

(2010) "‘The Traveller’ and the Sun’s Companionship: Universal Mysticism in Sohrâb Sepehri" in Writings and Writing: from another world and another era, Ed. R.M. Kerr & T. Milo, Cambridge: Archetype, 2010, 393-447.

(2010) "Rumi en de school van de liefde: antinomistische motieven in Rumi’s werk" in Tree voor tree naar Gods troon: essays over het leven en werk van Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2009) "The Lure of the East" in Iran and the Netherlands: Interwoven through the Ages, Rotterdam: Barjesteh, pp. 106-111.

(2007) "My Heart is the Ball, Your Lock the Polo-Stick: The Development of Polo Metaphors in Classical Persian Poetry" in The Necklace of the Pleiades: Studies in Persian Literature Presented to Heshmat Moayyad on his 80th Birthday, ed. F. Lewis & S. Sharma, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University Press, pp. 183-205.

(2007) "Casing the Treasury: the Safina-yi Tabriz and its Compiler" in Seyed-Gohrab, A.A. & S. McGlinn, The Treasury of Tabriz: the Great Il-Khanid Compendium, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press.

(2007) "Literary Works in Tabriz’s Treasury," in Seyed-Gohrab, A.A. & S. McGlinn, The Treasury of Tabriz: the Great Il-Khanid Compendium, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press.

(2007) "Unfathomable Evil: The Presentation of Gog and Magog in Persian Literature" in Gog and Magog: The Clans of Chaos in World Literature, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers / West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University press.

(2006) "Description (Wasf) and Ekphrasis in Anvari’s Poetry" in Studies on the Poetry of Anvari, ed. Daniela Meneghini, Venice: Studi Eurasiatici, Ca’Foscari University, pp. 111-26.

(2006) "Nawoord" in Shahrnush Parsipur: Vrouwen zonder mannen, Amsterdam: Bulaaq, pp. 117-27.

(2006) "Voorwoord" in De Perzische muze in de polder: de receptie van Perzische poëzie in de Nederlandse literatuur, Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, (together with Marco Goud), pp. 7-11.

(2006) "Kwatrijnen van Omar Khayyam in de Boot uit Tabriz" in Jaarboek van het Nederlands Omar Khayyam Genootschap, Woubrugge: Avelon Press.

(2005) "Life, Cult and Impact of Khāja ‘Abdollāh Ansāri of Herāt.” in Āshnayan-e rah-e ‘eshq: majmu`a maqalati dar mo`arrefi-ye shanzda ‘aref-e bozorg, ed. M.R. Esfandyar, Tehran: Iran University Press, pp. 135-66.

(2005) "Ayatollah Khomeini en de wijnschenker" in Een vis in een fles raki: Literatuur en Drank in verschillende Culturen, ed., R. Kruk, & S. Houppermans, Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, pp. 115-130.

(2004) "The Place of Persian Ra" in Words in Their Places: a Festschrift for J. Lachlan Mackenzie, ed. H. Aertsen, et al., Amsterdam: 2004, pp. 241-56. (with M. van Staden)

(2003) "‘De provincie van de zon’: volkspoëzie uit Khurasan" in De Band met u, mijn vriend, verbreek ik niet, Leiden: TCIMO, pp. 93-110.

(2001) Omar Khayyām: Geleerde en dichter uit Perzië in de overlevering en de verbeelding, Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden, Leiden. (with J.C.M. Biegstraaten, J.T.P de Bruijn, J.M.G. Coumans).

(2000) "Majnun’s Image as a Serpent" in The Poetry of Nizami Ganjavi: Knowledge, Love, and Rhetoric, eds. J.W. Clinton & K. Talattof, pp. 83-95, Palgrave, New York.

(1996) "In the Silence You Don’t Know" in Education for Transition: Bridging Non-Western Schools and Western Higher Education, pp. 35-7, VU University Press, Amsterdam.

 

International (Refereed) Journals

(2016, Guest Editor of the thematic volume on Literature and Politics of The International Journal of Persian Literature (Pennsylvania State University Press), 2016.

(2016, accepted) "A Modern Persian Poet on Iran-Iraq War: Qayṣar Amīnpūr,” in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft.

(2016) “‘The Houses of the Tulips’: Persian Poetry on the Fallen in the Iran-Iraq War” in The International Journal of Persian Literature (Pennsylvania State University Press), issue 2016, Vol. 1, pp. 89-119.

(2015) “Corrections and Elaborations: A One-Night Stand in Narrations of Ferdowsi’s Rostam and Sohrāb,” in Iranian Studies, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 443-461.

(2013) "The Rose and the Wine: Dispute as a Literary Device in Classical Persian Literature," in Iranian Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 69–85.

(2012) "Martyrdom as Piety, Mysticism and National Identity in Iran," in Der Islam: Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients, issue 1-2, 87, pp. 248-73.

(2012) "Majnun and Other Characters in Udhrite Love Poetry," in Iran-Nameh, 27: 4, pp. 192-201.

(2011) "Khomeini the Poet Mystic," in Die Welt des Islams: International Journal for the Study of Modern Islam, 51, pp. 438-458.

(2005) "The Symbolism of Veiling and the Poetics of Unveiling in Early Modern Persian Poetry," in Khil’a: Journal of Dress and Textiles in the Islamic World, No. 1, Leuven: Peeters, pp. 107-21.

(2003) "A Treasury from Tabriz: a Fourteenth-Century Manuscript Containing 209 Works in Persian and Arabic," in Persica: Annual of the Dutch-Iranian Society, No. 19, Leuven: Peeters, pp.125-64.

(2003) "Majnun-i bahana-pardaz: nigarishi bar mafhum-i bahana in Abdullah Hatifi’s Layli-u Majnun" in Nashr-i Dānish, vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 27-32, Iran University Press, Tehran.

(2001) "‘The Spinning of the Mill Lightens My Soul,’" in Persica: Annual of the Dutch-Iranian Society, No 17, Leuven: Peeters, pp. 107-26.

(2001) "The Art of Riddling in Classical Persian Poetry" in Edebiyāt: Journal of Middle Eastern and Comparative Literature, Vol. 12, pp. 15-36.

(2000) "Insects in Classical Persian Literature: the Case of the Ant" in Persica: Annual of the Dutch-Iranian Society, No. 16, Leuven: Peeters, pp. 77-112,

(2000) "Sayr-i tahavvul va kārbandī-yi chīstān dar shi’r-i Fārsī” in Nashr-i Dānish, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp.7-16, Iran University Press, Tehran.

(1999) "Magic in Classical Persian Amatory Literature" in Iranian Studies, vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 71-97.

(1997) "Neither" and "As the Story Told" in Maks: A Persian Journal of Literature. No. 6, pp. 46-7, Baran Publishers, Sweden.

(1995) “Some Elucidatory Notes on Mas`ūdī’s Sūrat al-Ghorāb” in Maks: a Persian Journal of Literature. No. 1, pp. 8-21, Baran Publishers, Sweden. (This article is reprinted in the journal Baran: Persian Quarterly on Culture, Literature, History and Politics, no. 14-5, Winter/Spring, 2007, pp. 99-105).

(1995) "Animula Vagula" in Maks: a Persian Journal of Literature. No. 2, pp. 25-31, Baran Publishers, Sweden.

 

National Journals

(2015) "Safar be-Kheyr-i Shafi’i-Kadkani dar Kuche-ha-ye shahr-e Leiden" in Bukhara, 18, no. 107, pp. 424-30.

(2013) "De martelaarsoldaten: klassieke mystieke motieven in de Iran-Irakoorlog (1980-88)" in a book compiled by Societeit De Witte.

(2011) "Middeleeuwse Perzische poëzie op het antwoordapparaat," in Madoc: Tijdschrift over de Middeleeuwen, 25, nr. 1, p. 21-30.

(2010) "De martelaarsoldaten: klassieke mystieke motieven in de Iran-Irakoorlog (1980-88)" in Eutopia: Internationaal venster op politiek, cultuur en kunst, nr. 25, 2010, pp. 67-73.

(2010) "Layla en Madjnun: liefde, poëzie en krankzinnigheid, de magische driehoek" in the magazine 41e Poetry International Festival Rotterdam, pp. 22-24.

(2008) "Drinkgelagen en vagebonden in Ayatollah Khomeini’s poëzie" in ZemZem: Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord Afrika en islam,

(2007) "Geloof en ongeloof in de poëzie van Rumi" in Eutopia: Internationaal venster op politiek, cultuur en kunst, no. 18, pp. 45-53.

(2004) "Ayatollah Khomeini als dichter-mysticus" in Sharqiyyāt: Journal of the Dutch Association for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, No. 16/2, pp. 89-108.

(2001) "De Kaars en de Nachtvlinder: een Liefdesmetafoor in Perzische Poëzie" in Sharqiyyāt: Journal of the Dutch Association for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, No. 12, pp. 1-19.

 

Translations: Poetry

(2012) Schaduw: Hushang Ebtehâdj, Vertaald door Hans (J.T.P.) de Bruijn & Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2010) Iemand die op niemand lijkt: gedichten van Forugh farrokhzâd, Vertaald en ingeleid door Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2010) Spiegel voor geluid: Mohammad-Rezâ Shafii Kadkani, Vertaald en ingeleid door Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2007) Raana aan de vijver: gedichten van Sohrab Sepehri, Vertaald en ingeleid door A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2006) ‘Een schipper van was, kleiner dan God’: gedichten van Nader Naderpur, vertaald door Hans (J.T.P.) de Bruijn & Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2006) Aïda in de spiegel en andere gedichten: Ahmad Shamlu, vertaald door Asghar Seyed-Gohrab & Hans (J.T.P.) de Bruijn, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2006, second edition 2009) Ik voel deernis met de tuin: gedichten van Forugh Farrokhzâd, Vertaald en ingeleid door A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2006, second edition 2007) De klank van de voetstappen van het water: gedichten van Sohrab Sepehri, Vertaald en ingeleid door A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, Leidschendam: Quist.

(2005) "Een dichter die de lelie aasprak met ‘U’": Sohrab Sepehri (1928-1980) en de klank van de voetstappen van het water, in Differentiatie en Integratie: 25 jaar Voorbereidend jaar Anderstalige Studenten aan de VU (Ervaringen van oud-studenten), ed. VASVU, Amsterdam: Vrije universiteit, pp. 78-81.

(1999) Yadollah Royaï: Een luide stem uit de Perzische poëzie, (vertaald door Seyed-Gohrab, et al), Rotterdam.

(1998) Gedichten van Saadi, Iqbal, en Sepehri, in De Zee de Zee: Gedichten uit de hele Wereld, Verzameld door K. van Dorp, pp. 61-4, Van Gennep, Amsterdam. (with J.T.P. de Bruijn)

 

Translations: Novels and Short Stories

(2007) Hushang Golshiri: Het Overwinningslied van de magiërs en andere verhalen, Vertaald en van een voorwoord voorzien, Amsterdam: Bulaaq (with G.R. van den Berg, J.T.P. de Bruijn, J.G.J. ter Haar).

(2006) Shahrnush Parsipur: Vrouwen zonder mannen, Amsterdam: Bulaaq, (with G.R. van den Berg)

 

Book Reviews

(2014) Katouzian, H., Sa’di: The Poet of Life, Love and Compassion, Oxford: Oneworld, Makers of the Muslim World Series, 2006, ISBN-10: 1-85168-473-5, ix + 158 pp., in Iranian Studies, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 479-501.

(2014) Korangy, A.R., Development of the Ghazal and Khāqānī’s Contribution: A Study of the Development of Ghazal and a Literary Exegesis of a 12th c. Poetic Harbinger. With a Foreword by Wolfhart P. Heinrichs. 465 pp. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2013, in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, series 3, pp. 1-3.

(2013) Papin-Matin, F., Beyond Death: The Mystical Teachings of ʿAyn al-Quḍāt al-Hamadhānī, Islamic History and Civilization Series, vol. 75, Leiden: Brill, 2010, pp. x + 242, in Journal of American Oriental Society, pp. 63-4.

(2010) Würsch, R., Nizamis Schatkamer der Geheimnisse. Eine Untersuchung zu Makhzan ul-asrar, Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2005, x + 419 pp., in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXVII 1/2, pp. 226-28.

(2010) Karamustafa, A.T., Sufism. The Formative Period, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXVII 1/2 pp. 237-40.

(2010) Shaykh Mushrifuddin Sa’di of Shiraz, The Gulistan of Sa’di: Bilingual English and Persian Edition with Vocabulary, Translated by W.M. Thackston, Bethesda, Maryland: Ibex Publishers, 2008, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXVII, 1 / 2, pp. 222-26.

(2009-2010) Ruymbeke, Ch. van, Science and Poetry in Medieval Persia: The Botany of Nizami’s Khamsa, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007 in Persica, No. XXIII, pp. 139140.

(2008) Dehghani, Y., Persian-English / English-Persian Learner’s Dictionary, IBEX Publishers, Bethesda, 2006, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXV, 3/4, pp. 509-10.

(2008) Delshad, F., Persische Chrestomathie klassischer und moderner Prosawerke vom 10. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert, Mit Autobiographien, Annotationen und Glossar. Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXV, 3-4, pp. 510-11.

(2008) Mohammadi, M.H., & Z. Qayeni, Tarikh-e adabiyyat-e kudakan-e Iran, 7 vols., Chista, Tehran, 2001-2005, in Persica, 22, pp. 67-9.

(2008) Aminrazavi, M., The Wine of Wisdom: The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam, Oxford: Oneworld, 2005, 404 pp, in International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 40, pp. 163-64.

(2008) Johanson, L. and C. Bulut (Eds.), Turkic-Iranian Contact Areas. Historical and Linguistic Aspects (Tucologica 62). Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2006, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXV, 1-2, pp. 232-35.

(2008) O’Kane, B., Early Persian Painting: Kalila and Dimna Manuscripts of the Late Fourteenth Century, I.B. Tauris, London / New York: 2003, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXV, 1-2, pp. 235-37.

(2007) Brunner, R., & W. Ende, ed., The Twelver Shia in Modern Times: Religious Culture & Political History, Leiden: Brill, 2001, xxii + 395 pp., in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LIX, 5-6, pp. 790-93.

(2006) Parsinejad, I., A History of Literary Criticism in Iran (1866-1951). Literary Criticism in the Works of Enlightened Thinkers of Iran: Akhundzade, Kermani, Malkom, Talebof, Maraghe’i, Kasravi and Hedayat. IBEX Publishers, Bethesda, 2003, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No LXIII, 3-4, pp. 411-14.

(2005) Loloi, P., Hâfiz, Master of Persian Poetry: A critical Bibliography. English Translations since the Eighteenth Century, London / New York: I.B. Tauris, 2004, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXII, 5-6, pp. 617-619.

(2005) Hunzai, F.M., Nasir Khusraw: Knowledge and Liberation: a Treatise on Philosophical Theology (A New edition and English Translation of the Gushayish wa Rahayish), introduction and commentary by P. Morewedge, London / New York: I.B. Tauris in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies London, 1998, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXII, 3-4, pp. 371-373.

(2005) Cannon, G., & A.S. Kaye, The Persian Contributions to the English Language: An Historical Dictionary, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2001, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXII, 3-4, pp. 369-71.

(2005) Hägg, T., & B. Utas, The Virgin and her Lover: Fragments of an Ancient Greek Novel and a Persian Epic Poem, Leiden: Brill, (Brill Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures, (30), 2003, xii + 278 pp., in Bibliotheca Orientalis, No. LXII, 1-2, pp. 149-53.

(2005) Hunsberger, A.C., Nasir Khusraw: the Ruby of Badakhshan, a Portrait of the Persian Poet, Traveller and Philosopher, London / New York: I.B. Tauris, Ismaili Heritage Series, 4, 2003, pp. xxi + 292, in International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 456-58.

(2004) Jahangiri, N. Gilaki Dialect of Lahijan: a Study on Phonology, Morphology & Lexicon, Studia Culturae Islamicae No. 74 (1-3), Iranian Studies No. 16, three volumes, Tokyo, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, 2003, (26 cm, vol. I, pp. ix + 188, vol. ii, 189-512, vol. iii, 513-810), in Bibliotheca Orientalis LXI, No. 5-6, pp. 638-39.

(2004) Davis, D., Panthea’s Children: Hellenistic Novels and Medieval Persian Romances, New York, Bibliotheca Persica Press (no. 3), 2002, ii+ 120 pp., in Bibliotheca Orientalis LXI, no-3-4, pp. 437-440.

(2004) Yamamoto, K., The Oral Background of Persian Epics: Storytelling and Poetry, Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2003, xxiv + 191 pp., in Bibliotheca Orientalis LXI, No. 3-4, pp. 443-47.

(2004) Babayan, K., Mystics, Monarchs, and Messiahs: Cultural Landscape of Early Modern Iran, London / Cambridge / Massachusetts: Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs xxxv, 2002, lvi + 575 Pp. in The Middle East and South Asia Folklore Bulletin, volume 20, No. 1, Winter Issue.

(2004) Sharma, S., Persian Poetry at the Indian Frontier: Mas`ūd Sa`d Salmān of Lahore, Delhi: Permanent Black, 2000, xii + 208, in Bibliotheca Orientalis LXI, No. 3-4, pp. 440-43.

(2004) Saberi, R., A Thousand Years of Persian Rubáiyát: An Anthology of Quatrains from the Tenth to the Twentieth Century Along with the Original Persian, IBEX Publishers, Bethesda, 2000, 589 pp., in Bibliotheca Orientalis XLI, No. 1-2, pp. 237-39.

(2004) Nasser Deyhim, M., An Iranian in Nineteenth Century Europe: the Travel Diaries of Haj Sayyah (1859-1877), Bethesda, Maryland: IBEX Publishers, 1999, in Bibliotheca Orientalis LXI, No. 1-2, pp. 235-37.

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