The Historian and the Poet: Rāvandī, Nizami, and the Rhetoric of History
Allin Luther combined an interest in Persian history and historiography with a deep appreciation of Persian literature. He wrote frequently on Muhammad Ἁlī Rāvandī and his Rāḥat al-ṣudūr wa-āyat al-surūr. He was also a great admirer of the poetry of Nizami Ganjavi. It seems appropriate to devote this chapter to a subject that also combines those interests and to a writer who shared them: to Rāvandī’s use of quotations from Nizami in the Rāḥat al-ṣudūr.
KeywordsSecret Message Great Admirer False Friend Contemporary Writer Rhetorical Style
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