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The Garden of Heaven: Poems of Hafiz. Translated by Gertrude Bell (New)

by Hafiz

Publisher: Dover Publications

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780486431611, 0486431614

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Poetry is the greatest literary form of ancient Persia and modern Iran, and the 14th-century poet known as Hafiz is its preeminent master. This collection is derived from Hafiz's "Divan "(collected poems), a classic of Sufism.

Gerturde Bell (1868-1926) was a hugely significant figure. Her early travels were made in Europe and Persia; she made two round-the-world trips (1897-8 and 1902-3), while her climbing exploits in the Alps from 1899-1904 earned her renown as a mountaineer. Like other British "orientalists" of the early 20th century, she explored the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I and was hugely instrumental in the post-war reconfiguration of the Arab states in the Middle East. As Political Officer, and then as Oriental Secretary to the Hight Commissioner in Baghdad, she was a prime mover in creating the new state of Iraq and establishing a constitutional monarchy there with a parliament, civil service and legal system. As Honorary Director of Antiquities in Iraq, she established the Iraq Museum in Baghdad.

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