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Avery, Peter 1923-2008

Overview
Works: 66 works in 288 publications in 6 languages and 3,758 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Religious poetry  Allegories  Quatrains  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Illustrated works  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PK6513, 891.551
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Avery
Modern Iran by Peter Avery( Book )

40 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1): from the John Holmes Library collection
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyam( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revered in eleventh-century Persia as an astronomer, mathematician and philosopher, Omar Khayyam is now known first and foremost for his Ruba'iyat. The short epigrammatic stanza form allowed poets of his day to express personal feelings, beliefs and doubts with wit and clarity, and Khayyam became one of its most accomplished masters with his touching meditations on the transience of human life and of the natural world. One of the supreme achievements of medieval literature, the reckless romanticism and the pragmatic fatalism in the face of death means these verses continue to hold the imagination of modern readers
Teaching American English pronunciation by Peter Avery( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and French and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive introduction to teaching the pronunciation of North American English. It includes an illustrated description of the sound system of English, ideas for overcoming pronunciation problems specific to fifteen different languages, and a variety of approaches and techniques for use in the classroom
The conference of the birds by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mantiqu't-Tair is one of the masterpieces of Persian literature of which a complete and annotated translation into English is here presented for the first time as The Speech of the Birds. The text revolves around the decision of the birds of the world to seek out a king. Their debilitating doubts and fears, the knowing counsel of their leader Hoopoe, and their choice of the Simurgh as a king, is in reality an allegory of the spiritual path of Sufism with its demands, its hazards and its infinite rewards. The poem contains many admonitory anecdotes and exemplary stories, including numerous references to some of the early Muslim mystics such as Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya, Abu Sa'id ibn Abi'l-Khair, Mansur al-Hallaj and Shibli, among others. In The Speech of the Birds, Peter Avery has not only given us a precise and moving translation, but also ample annotation providing much information to fill in what Attar would have expected his readers to know. The result is a fascinating insight into a remarkable aspect of Islam: the world of ecstatic love of the Persian mystics. The Speech of the Birds will be of interest to everyone who values great literature, as well as to all students of Persian and Sufism"--Publisher
The Cambridge history of Iran( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PART 1: THE POLITICAL FRAMEWORK, 1722-1979: Nadir Shah and the Afsharid legacy / Peter Avery -- The Zand Dynasty / John Perry -- Agha Muhammad Khan and the establishment of the Qajar Dynasty / Gavin R.G. Hambly -- Iran during the reigns of Fath Ali Shah and Muhammad Shah / Gavin R.G. Hambly -- Iran under the later Qajars, 1848-1922 / Nikki Keddie -- The Pahlavi autocracy: Riza Shah, 1911-1941 / Gavin R.G. Hambly -- The Pahlavi autocracy: Muhammad Riza Shah, 1941-1979 / Gavin R.G. Hambly -- PART 2: FOREIGN RELATIONS: Iran relations with the Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries / Stanford Shaw -- Iranian relations with Russia and the Soviet Union, to 1921 / F. Kazemzadeh -- Iranian relations with the European trading companies, to 1798 / Rose Greaves -- Iranian relations with Great Britain and British India, 1798-1921 / Rose Greaves -- Iranian foreign policy, 1921-1979 / Amin Saikal -- PART 3: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTS: Land tenure and revenue administration in the Nineteenth Century / A.K.S. Lambton -- The tribes in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Iran / Richard Tapper -- The traditional Iranian city in the Qajar Period / Gavin R.G. Hambly -- European economic penetration, 1872-1921 / Charles Issawi -- Economic development, 1921-1979 / K.S. Maclachlan -- The Iran oil industry / Ronald Ferrier -- PART 4: RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL LIFE, 1721-1979: Religious forces in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth- Century Iran / Hamid Algar -- Religious forces in Twentieth-Century Iran / Hamid Algar -- Popular entertainment, media and social change in Twentieth-Century Iran / Peter Chelkowski -- Painting, the press, and literature in modern Iran / Peter Avery -- Persian painting under the Zand and Qajar Dynasties / B.W. Robinson -- The arts of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries: architecture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles / Jennifer Scarce
The Cambridge history of Iran( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys Iranian history and culture and its contribution to the civilization of the world. Covers religious, philosophical, political, economic, scientific and artistic elements in Iranian civilization
The gift : poems by the great Sufi master by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

4 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than any other Persian poet, it is perhaps Hafiz who accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. With this collection of 250 of Hafiz's most intimate poems, translator Ladinsky has succeeded in capturing the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line imparts the qualities of this spiritual teacher: an audacious love that empowers lives, profound knowledge, wild generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.--From publisher description
Hafiz of Shiraz : thirty poems : an introduction to the Sufi master by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Nadhir Shah to the islamic republic( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of Iran : a history of achievement from adversity by Peter Avery( Book )

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

The collected lyrics of Háfiz of Shíráz by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and literature in Iran : Persian and Islamic studies in honour of P.W. Avery( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian and Islamic studies : in honour of P.W. Avery( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The RubaT̤iyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubaiyat of omar khayyam, trans. by peter avery and john heath-stubbs by Omar Khayyam( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Teaching of pronunciation : an introduction for teachers of English as a second language( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hafiz of Shiraz : thirty poems by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Persian reader by Mohammad Ali Jazayery( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in Persian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victims' rights by Peter Avery( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Persian reader by University of Michigan( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Teaching American English pronunciationThe conference of the birdsThe Cambridge history of IranThe Cambridge history of IranHafiz of Shiraz : thirty poems : an introduction to the Sufi masterFrom Nadhir Shah to the islamic republicThe spirit of Iran : a history of achievement from adversityThe collected lyrics of Háfiz of Shíráz
Alternative Names
Avery, P.W. 1923-2008

Avery, P. W. (Peter William), 1923-2008

Avery, Peter, 1923-

Avery, Peter W. 1923-2008

Āwirī, Pītir 1923-2008

Peter Avery

Peter Avery British scholar

Peter Avery orientalista iraní

Peter Avery orientalista iranín (1923–2008)

ايورى، پيتر و 1923-2008

بيتر أفيري

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