NES 528

Persian Historiography from the Mongols to the Qajars

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This course is designed to introduce advanced students of Persian to later Classical Persian prose from the Mongol conquests of the thirteenth century down to the middle of the nineteenth century, when significant innovations were introduced into Persian literary style. Over the course of the semester, students gain familiarity with texts composed in Iran, India, and Central Asia in a variety of literary genres including history, biography, hagiography, and travelogues. Each week’s classes consist of excerpted readings from primary sources along with secondary sources related to the readings.

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