Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Worldwide Literature: Jāmī (1414-1492) in the Dār al-Islām and Beyond

Background After the conquests of Tamerlane (1336–1405) and the monumental urban projects conducted in Samarqand in the fifteenth century, Herat (in present-day Afghanistan) became the centre of the Persian-speaking Muslim world.[1] By commissioning large-scale projects that somehow followed the impulse … Continue reading

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