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Seyed-Gohrab, A. A. (Ali Asghar) 1968-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 184 publications in 4 languages and 8,324 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: KMH2050, 891.5512
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. A Seyed-Gohrab
Conflict and development in Iranian film by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict and Development in Iranian film' tells the story of the history and development of Iranian cinema in the light of artistic and philosophical alliance within the Persian visual and poetic tradition. This volume collects eight essays that highlight different aspects of Iranian film and television series
Courtly riddles : enigmatic embellishments in early Persian poetry by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first study of Persian literary riddles to appear in English, analysing a wide range of complex riddling poems systematically from the tenth to the twelfth century. In addition to the genre of riddles, the book examines the relationship between metaphors and riddles and the genre of literary description. Riddles belong to the oldest genre in many literary traditions. O amber-bodied idol, precious ruby!You are fire with ambergris smoke, amber with fiery smoke;You have silver in your heart, red sulfur in your mouth;You have a snake in your throat, its teeth are on your tongue. You
One Word = Yak Kaleme : 19th-century Persian treatise introducing western codified law by Yūsuf ibn Kāẓim Mustashār al-Dawlah( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One Word - Yak Kaleme" is one of the first treatises in the Middle East to demonstrate that Islam is compatible with modern western forms of government, and specifically that sharia principles can be incorporated in a codified law comparable to that found in Europe. Unlike many fellow Oriental travellers, the author observed that European dominance is not derived from a few technological advances, but primarily from the organization of society. In "One Word", the author argues that the principles underlying constitutional government can be found in Islamic sources. "One Word" is a significant text during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1906, but its message is relevant today
The great 'Umar Khayyām : a global reception of the Rubáiyát by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rubáiyát by the Persian poet 'Umar Khayyæm (1048-1131) is used in contemporary Iran as a resistance literature, symbolizing the secularist voice in cultural debates. While Islamic fundamentalists criticize Khayyæm as an atheist and materialist philosopher who questions God's creation and the promise of reward or punishment in the hereafter, secularist intellectuals see in him an example of a scientist who scrutinizes the mysteries of the world. Others see a spritual master, a Sufi, who guides people to the truth. This volume collects eighteen essays on the history of the reception of 'Umar Khayyæm in various literary traditions, exporing how his philosophy of doubt, carpe diem, hedonism, and in vino veritas has inspired generations of poets, novelists, painters, musicians, calligraphers and film-makers
Metaphor and imagery in Persian poetry by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of essays on classical Persian literature, focusing on Persian rhetorical devices, especially imagery and metaphors. The various contributions discuss the origin and the development of debate poetry, the transmission of Persian and Arabic tales to the works of Europeans medieval authors such as Boccaccio and Chaucer, but also the development of Aristotelian poetics and epistemology in Persian philosophical tradition. Furthermore, the baroque style of the Shi{u02BF}ite author Ḥusayn Vā{u02BE}iẓ Kāshifī, the use of wine metaphors by mystics such as Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Ḥāfiẓ's original use of candle metaphors, the translation of Khayyām's metaphors into English, and the importance of a single metaphor in the epic Barzū-nāma are discussed
One Word - Yak Kaleme : 19th Century Persian Treatise Introducing Western Codified Law by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Word - Yak Kaleme was one of the first treatises in the Middle East to demonstrate that Islam is compatible with modern western forms of government, and specifically that sharia principles can be incorporated in a codified law comparable to that found in Europe. This was a daring argument in the late 19th century, when it was extremely difficult to convince the rulers and religious class that a civil code of law was needed: would it not diminish the ruler's status, would it not disqualify the sharia, the religious law?In One Word, the author argues that the principles underlying constituti
Laylī and Majnūn : love, madness, and mystic longing in Niẓāmī's epic romance by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essence of modernity : Mirza Yusof Khan Mustashar ad-Dowla Tabrizi's treatise on codified law (Yak kalima) by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mirror of meanings = Mirʼāt al-maʻānī : a parallel English-Persian text by Ḥāmid ibn Faz̤l Allāh Jamālī( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hamid b. Fadl Allah Jamali of Delhi (A.D. 1483-1542) is one of the outstanding Indian poets, who followed the rich tradition of Persian mystical poetry. Jamali was the poet-laureate of Sultan Sikandar Ludi (reigned 1489-1517) and wrote several works, among which a memoir of fourteen Indian mystics of the Chishti order, entitled The Spiritual Journey of the Mystics (Sayr al-arifin); an allegorical romance The Sun and the Moon (Mihr u Mah); and many lyrics and odes. The Mirror of Meanings is his finest expression of Sufi thought and made him immensely popular in India, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. Jamali composed the poem at the request of people who wanted to know the symbolic significance of the terminology used by Sufis. It is written in the figurative and erotic language of Sufis, exposing in 38 chapters their ecstatic experiences, their exertion on the path of love and their union with the divine beloved, concentrating on the spiritual symbolism of the beloved's body, the meaning of wine, wine-seller, and cupbearer. In this poem, Jamali shows how the mystic can be united with the Beloved through Gnostic knowledge of the formal body. It is a journey from the phenomenal world into one's real self, which is the Truth. Each part of the body is a road, leading the mystic lover to the eternal Living. The road of the tresses, symbolizing the realm of darkness, brings the lover to the Fountain of Life, i.e. the Beloved's sweet lips." "This book is the first English translation of The Mirror of Meanings, presented with a parallel critical text edition in Persian. Seyed-Gohrab's thorough introduction and comprehensive glossary of technical Sufi terms and A. Pourjavady's critical edition of the original Persian text together give ample background to and explanation of the figurative language of Sufism to make this work accessible to the nonspecialist. Students of Persian literature, Sufism, and spirituality have now access to the symbolic universe of the Persian and the Persian-inspired Islamic mysticism."--Jacket
The true dream : indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran's Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as their example. The work blends fact and fiction by summoning the prominent men of the city to account for themselves on the Day of Judgment. God speaks offstage, delivering withering judgements of their behaviour. The dream of the authors is a vision of an Iran governed by law, where justice prevails and the clergy are honestly religious. This book has the Persian and English translation on facing pages. The introduction presents brief biographies of the authors - who wrote anonymously, but were all executed. One of the authors was the father of Mohammad-Ali Jamâlzâdeh, a pioneer of modern Persian fiction, and The True Dream was one of the first dramas, in European style, to be written in Persian. The book shows that today's struggle for a modern society began more than a century ago, and then and now pivots on the role of the Islamic clerics (the ulama). Using colloquial language, this first English translation of a significant and humorous Persian satirical drama will prove an accessible and valuable resource for students of Persian. By marking a significant point in the influence of Western political philosophy and Western drama on the Persian intellectual classes, this book will also appeal to students and scholars of Middle Eastern History and Political Science
Gog and Magog : the clans of chaos in world literature( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasury of Tabriz : the great Il-Khanid compendium by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Treasury of Tabriz is a massive manuscript from 14th century Persia. It is almost perfectly preserved, and contains 209 works on a wide range of subjects, in Persian and Arabic. It is indeed a whole treasure-house, compressed between two Covers. It was bought by Islamic Consultative Assembly in Tehran in 1995, and has been published in facsimile by Tehran University Press. The city of Tabriz was one of the main cultural centers of the Persian speaking world in the 14th century. Scholarly and cultural activities included manuscript production, illumination, miniature paintings, architecture, astronomy, philosophy, mysticism, music and literature. The manuscript contains important works selected by an educated gentleman of Tabriz, and copied in his own hand, between 1321 and 1323 AD. Together, the texts in the compendium show us the canon of learning for a man of letters in the Islamic world, covering prophetic traditions, ethics, mysticism, jurisprudence, theology, exegesis, history, grammar, literature and literary criticism, philosophy, astronomy and astrology, geomancy, mineralogy, mathematics, medicine, music, cosmography and geography. The essays collected in this volume introduce diverse aspects of this compendium for the first time, giving us a window into this world, and in some cases the best available texts of important works of Islamic culture and learning"--Page 4 of cover
Mirror of dew : the poetry of Ālam-Tāj Zhāle Qāem-Maqāmi by ʻĀlamtāj Qāʼimʹmaqāmī( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature of the early twentieth century : from the constitutional period to Reza Shah by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleventh volume in this ground-breaking series pays special attention to politically engaged poetry, written during a turbulent period which saw the Constitutional Revolution in Iran as well as the rise to power of Reza Shah and his attempts to implement reform. Throughout this time, poets began to turn their attention towards the country s ordinary people, rather than concentrate on its elites. This volume also examines the prose fiction of the period, which saw the rise of the novel and short story. Additionally, Persian satire began to grow in importance, especially with the increased popularity of poets and novelists such as Iraj Mirza and Sadeq Hedayat. This wide-ranging volume is an invaluable companion for anyone who wants to understand how the Persian literary scene changed at the beginning of the twentieth century, reflecting the social and political contexts in which this literature was created"
Embodiments of evil : Gog and Magog : interdisciplinary studies of the 'other' in literature & internet texts by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume "Embodiments of evil: Gog and Magog" reveals in eight essays the images of the 'other' in genres ranging from contemporary folk religion on the internet to the rich literary heritage of Alexander romances
Basiswoordenboek Perzisch-Nederlands by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Persian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woordenboek voor het Nieuwperzisch, de officiële taal van Iran, Afghanistan en Tadjikistan
Soefisme : een levende traditie by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleidend overzicht van het Soefisme, een mystieke tak van de Islam
Safina revealed : a compendium of Persian literature in 14th-century Tabriz( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Safina is a massive, well preserved manuscript from 14th-century Tabriz in Persia, a centre for learning and cultural activities including manuscript production and illumination. Containing 209 works in Persian and Arabic, it is a complete treasure-house between two covers. The texts in the compendium show the canon of learning for a man of letters in the Islamic world. It covers prophetic traditions, ethics, mysticism, jurisprudence, theology, exegesis, history, grammar, literature and literary criticism, philosophy, astronomy and astrology, geomancy, mineralogy, mathematics, medicine, music, cosmography and geography. For the first time, Safina Revealed introduces diverse aspects of this compendium. Safina Revealed contains fourteen articles each revolving around a specific topic, explaining its importance in the cultural and literary milieu of the 14th-century Islamic world
A narration of love : an analysis of the twelfth century Persian poet Nizāmī's Laylī and Majnūn by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nederlandse samenvatting
Martelaren : van mystieke weg tot oorlogspad by A. A Seyed-Gohrab( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (141)

Dutch (7)

Spanish (1)

Persian (1)