Titre : The Gulistan or Rose Garden of Sa?di
Éditeur : Kama Shastra Society, Benares
Date d'édition : 1888
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : Printed privately, contemporary full vellume, with single straight lined blind toole boarder. Flat spine title in gilt., Sadi the prominante persian poet studied in Baghdad, where he met Suhrawardi, the founder of the Ishraqi or "Illumination" School whose original writings, attempted a synthesis of Zoroastrian, Platonic, and Islamic ideas; interpreting the Platonic Ideas in terms of Zoroastrian angelology. The "Orient" of his "Oriental Theosophy" is the symbolic Orient, the East and the dawn as the symbol of Spiritual Light and Knowledge. Sadi having to flee Baghdad because of the Mongol threat, he went on a long journey that took him to central Asia and India, then to Yemen and Ethiopia through Mecca. Sadi was captured by the Franks in Syria and worked as slave labour until he was ransomed. He proceeded to N Africa and Anatolia, before returning to his native Shiraz in 1256. His Bustan [fruit garden], an ethical-didactic text, was composed in mathnawi (rhyming couplets). Even more popular is his Gulistan [Garden of Roses], written in rhyming prose. Sadi is also the author of many qasidas (long panegyrics) in Persian and Arabic, of mystic ghazal (love poems), and of satiric poetry. His tomb in Shiraz is a shrine., Size : 8vo, P. title, blank, contents, blank, introduction V-VIII, 1-282. An uncut copy. Water damage to lower left hand portion of upper board and lower right hand portion of lower board not affecting the interior. N° de réf. du libraire B2071
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