By Alireza Korangy
The articles during this quantity are devoted to Professor Ahmad Mahdavi Damghani for the breadth and intensity of his pursuits and his effect on these pursuits. They attest to the truth that his fervor and conscientiously surgical recognition to aspect have came upon fertile flooring in a large choice of disciplines, together with (among others) Persian literature and philology; Islamic background and historiography; Arabic literature and philology; and Islamic philosophy and jurisprudence. the amount has introduced jointly the most revered students within the fields of Islamic experiences and Islamic literatures, all his past scholars, to give a contribution with articles that contact at the fields Professor Mahdavi Damghani has so completely touched along with his staggering scholarship and a spotlight to detail.
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12 Ibid. , 446. Thackston, A Millennium of Classical Persian Poetry (Bethesda, MD: Iranbooks, 1994), x. 15 ‘Ābidī voices the consensus when he writes, “Bahār’s area of artistic expertise was the composition of qaṣīda. ” Kāmyār ‘Ābidī, Bih Yād‑i Mīhan (Tehran: Nashr‑i Salīs, 1376), 269. Much of the argument concerning the didactic function of the qaṣīda can also be applied to the mathnavī form, particularly when considering Meisami’s description of the analogical role of the romance, which provided a model of ethical and moral behavior.
The approach teases out some of the complexity of the nation as portrayed in nationalist writings. Najmabadi’s article “The Erotic Vatan [Homeland] as Beloved and Mother” describes how the image of Iran underwent a dramatic shift in the popular imagination. ”9 The process was carried out in part by portraying the nation in feminine terms in poetry and prose. For instance, describing the redefinition of the word vaṭan from “birthplace” to “nation,” she describes how the nation came to replace the beloved in nationalist poetry: The discursive production of vatan as a female body was achieved through the rearticulation of the classical literature of love into patriotic poetics.
Dānishnāma-i Jahān-i Islām 15 (1390): 554–60. ” Bukhārā 81 (1390): 107–16. Smith Moving toward the Modern: The Nationalist Imagery of Malik al‑Shu‘arā Bahār The literature of early-twentieth-century Iran is characterized by the emergence of modernist thought within a framework of classical formalism in an era of political upheaval, war, and a struggle for democracy. Poets gave voice to those who fought to reform Iranian government and expand political participation in the face of centuries of traditional autocratic rule, just as the writers themselves were breaking free from the strictures of classical forms and images.
Essays in Islamic Philology, History, and Philosophy by Alireza Korangy