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Published: 01 September 2017

360 Pages | 4 b/w illus.

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9781474426411

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Counsel for Kings: Wisdom and Politics in Tenth-Century Iran

Volume I: The Nasihat al-muluk of Pseudo-Mawardi: Contexts and Themes

L. Marlow

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Classical Arabic Literature

  • Integrates the evidence of Counsel for Kings with established materials for the study of Samanid history
  • Demonstrates the interplay of mirrors for princes with other forms of literary expression, such as anthologies of adab, historiographical, theological, philosophical and homiletic writings, encyclopaedic works and poetry