Further Reading

Abd al-Ghani, Muhammad. A History of Persian Language and Literature at the Mughal Court. 2 vols., 1929–30; repr., 2 vols. London, 1972.

Akimushkin, Oleg F. “Muraqqaʻ. Album of Indian and Persian Miniatures of the 16-18th Centuries and the Models of the Persian Calligraphy of the Same Period.” Manuscripta Orientalia 1, no. 3 (1995): 63–67.

Arberry, Arthur J. Classical Persian Literature. London: Allen & Unwin, 1958.

Bailey, H. W. Zoroastrian Problems in the Ninth-Century Books. Oxford, 1943; repr. with a new introd., London, 1971.

Beelaert, Anna Livia Femina Alexandra. A Cure for the Grieving: Studies on the Poetry of the 12th-Century: Persian Court Poetry Khāqānī Širwanī. Brugge: Faculté de Godgeleerdheid, 1996.

Bloom, Jonathan M. Paper Before Print: The History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World. New Haven, 2001.

Bosch, Gulnar, John Carswell, and Guy Petherbridge. Islamic Bindings & Bookmaking. Chicago, 1981.

Bosworth, C. E. “The Development of Persian Culture under the Early Ghaznavids.” Iran 6, 33–44. 1968.

Bosworth, C. E. “The Interaction of Arabic and Persian Literature and Culture in the 10th and Early 11th Centuries,” al-Abḥāṯ (al-Abhath) 27, 59–75. 1978–79.

Boyce, Mary. “Middle Persian Literature.” In HO I/IV, no. 2/1, 31–66. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1968.

Boyle, J. A. “The Chronology of Saʿdi’s Years of Travel.” In R. Gramlich, ed., Islamwissenschaftliche Abhandlungen Fritz Meier zum sechzigsten Geburstag, 1–8. Wiesbaden, 1974.

Browne, E. G. A Literary History of Persia. 4 vols. London, 1902–24.

Canby, Sheila. "Painting in the Margins of Persian Manuscript Illustrations." Manuscripta Orientalia 9, no. 4 (2003): 53–60.

Chaytor, H. J. From Script to Print; an Introduction to Medieval Literature. Cambridge, 1945.

Contadini, Anna. A world of beasts: a thirteenth-century illustrated Arabic book on animals (the Kitāb Na't al-Ḥayawān) in the Ibn Bakhtīshū' tradition. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Contadini, Anna. Arab painting: text and image in illustrated Arabic manuscripts. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

Davidson. Olga M. Poet and Hero in the Persian Book of Kings. Ithaca and London, 1994; rev. ed., 2006.

Davis, Dick. Epic and Sedition: The Case of Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāmeh. Fayetteville, Ark., 1992.

De Bruijn, J. T. P. Of Piety and Poetry: The Interaction of Religion and Literature in the Life and Works of Ḥakīm Sanāʾī of Ghazna. Leiden, 1983.

De Bruijn, J. T. P. Persian Sufi Poetry, an Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems. Richmond, Surrey, 1997.

Farooqi, Anis. “Pigments and Materials Used in Indian and Persian Miniatures.” Islamic Culture 51, no. i (1977): 11–19.

Gacek, Adam. “A Collection of Qur'anic Codices.” Fontanus IV (1991): 35–53.

Gacek, Adam. Persian Manuscripts in the Libraries of McGill University: Brief Union Catalogue. Montreal, McGill University Libraries, 2005. (Printed version held at the Islamic Studies Library; Call number: Z6605 P4 G28 2005).

Gacek, Adam. Strokes and Hairlines: Elegant Writing and its Place in Muslim Book Culture : an Exhibition in Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University. 2013.

Ghanoonparvar, M. R. Prophets of Doom: Literature as a Socio-Political Phenomenon in Modern Iran. Lanham, Md., 1984.

Grabar, Oleg, and Sheila Blair. Epic images and contemporary history: the illustrations of the great Mongol Shahnama. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Grabar, Oleg. Mostly Miniatures: An Introduction to Persian Painting. Princeton, N.J., 2000.

Ḥāfiẓ. The Collected Lyrics of Hāfiz of Shīrāz. Translated from the Persian by Peter Avery. Cambridge, 2007.

Hillenbrand, Robert. Studies in the Islamic Arts of the Book. London, 2012.

Karim, Persis M., ed. Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora. Fayetteville, Ark., 2006.

Karim, Persis M., and Mohammed Mehdi Khorrami, eds. A World Between: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Americans. New York, 1999.

Karimi-Hakkak, Ahmad. Recasting Persian Poetry: Scenarios of Poetic Modernity in Iran. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1995.

Katouzian, Homa. Saʿdi: The Poet of Life, Love, and Compassion. Oxford, 2006.

Lazard, Gilbert. Les premiers poètes persans (IXe-Xe siècles): Fragments rassemblés, édités et traduits. 2 vols. Tehran and Liège: Dép. d’iranologie de l’Institut francoiranien, 1964.

Loloi, Parvin. Hafiz, Master of Persian Poetry: A Critical Bibliography. London, 2003.

Losensky, Paul E. Welcoming Fighānī: Imitation and Poetic Individuality in the Safavid-Mughal Ghazal. Costa Mesa, Calif., 1998.

Lowry, Glenn. Persian Manuscript Leaves. Unpublished. 1977.

Meisami, Julie Scott. Medieval Persian Court Poetry. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Mozaffari, Nahid, and Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, eds. Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature. New York, 2005.

Rogers, J. M. Mughal Miniatures. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

Rypka, Jan et al. History of Iranian Literature. Edited by Karl Jahn. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1968.

Seyed-Gohrab, A. A. Laylī and Majnūn: Love, Madness, and Mystic Longing in Niẓāmī's Epic Romance. Leiden and Boston, 2003.

Sharma, Sunil. Persian Poetry at the Indian Frontier: Masʿūd Saʿd Salmān of Lahore. Delhi, 2000.

Sims, Eleanor. Peerless Images: Persian Painting and Its Sources. New Haven, Ct., 2002.

Storey, C. A., and François de Blois. Persian Literature: A Bio-bibliographical Survey Begun by the Late C. A. Storey V, parts 1–3. London: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1992–1997.

Wright, Elaine. Muraqqa': Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Alexandria, Va., 2008.

Yarshater, Ehsan. "The Indian or Safavid Style: Progress or Decline?" In Persian Literature, 248–288. Albany, N.Y.: Bibliotheca Persica, 1988.

Yarshater, Ehsan. “Persian Poetry in the Timurid and Safavid Periods.” In The Cambridge History of Iran VI. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Yarshater, Ehsan. “The Persian Presence in the Islamic World.” In Richard G. Hovannisian and Georges Sabagh, eds., The Persian Presence in the Islamic World. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Web resources

McGill Digital Collections

Islamic Calligraphy exhibition, held in the Islamic Studies Library in 2011.
Beautiful calligraphy ensures entrance to Paradise

Shahnameh exhibition, held in the Islamic Studies Library in 2011.
Never hence would I die for I am alive/ having sown the seeds of poetry

Elegant Writing and its Place in Muslim Book Culture exhibition, held in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library in 2013.
Strokes and Hairlines: Elegant Writing and its Place in Muslim Book Culture

Perso-Indica, an analytical survey of Persian works on Indian learned traditions.

Swanick, Sean. McGill Library Subject Guide to Islamic Manuscripts. Retrieved from http://www.mcgill.ca/library/find/subjects/humanities/islamic/manuscripts/