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Love and devotion: from Persia and beyond

Edited by Susan Scollay
Published by Macmillan Art Publishing in association with the State Library of Victoria and the Bodleian Library
Paperback 240pp Illustrated ISBN 978 1 921394 50 8

This beautiful volume celebrates tales of earthly and spiritual love that have been retold and reinterpreted by Persian poets from the 11th century onwards.

Essays by leading scholars in literature, art history and philosophy are illuminated by over 130 full-page reproductions of exquisitely illustrated Persian manuscripts and other works from the collections of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, and from the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne – many reproduced here for the first time.

Published to coincide with landmark exhibitions in Melbourne and Oxford, this volume is edited by Love and devotion co-curator Susan Scollay, and will appeal to both specialist and general readers.

This edition is out of print. The identical edition published by the Bodleian Library is still available at its online bookshop.