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Abstract Nahid was a teenager when her father died. Fearing the persecution of the authorities, her mother took the girl to the US. Years later, revolution broke out in Iran. Nahid sees that the power of the Shah is getting unstable, so she decides to go back, hoping to call her father’s killer to account. For a wide range of readers. Imprint Zamani, Shahriyar. Nahid / translated from Persian by A.P.Andryushkin. — М.: ООО Sadra, 2020. — 208 p. — (Iranian bestseller).
Abstract The series begins with a fabricated work that became part of the Persian classical literature under two names, Siyasat-namah (“Book of Government”) and Siyar al-muluk (“The Lives of Kings”). This text is still being published and republished under the authorship of Nizam al-Mulk, the distinguished Prime Minister of the Seljuks. However, based on the results of historical and textual analysis, it turned out that the text was compiled by Muhammad Mu‘izzi Nishapuri, head of the poetry department under the Seljuk rulers, Malik Shah and his son Sanjar, and then attributed by him to the murdered Nizam al-Mulk with a…
Abstract The book examines the history of the emergence and functioning of the state of Muhammad ibn Saud in Najd in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Drawing on a large number of materials of the Ottoman archives under the Turkish Prime Minister, the author describes the development of the military, political and diplomatic situation on the Arabian Peninsula. He focuses on the policy of the Ottoman Empire in Najd, the activities of semi-independent Ottoman governors of Egypt, the Levant and Iraq, the actions of regional states (Iran and the sultanates of the southern Persian Gulf), as well as the strategy…
Abstract This book is a collection of encyclopaedic articles that aim to explain to the reader the role of the Qur’an in Islamic culture. Most works are devoted to the Qur’anic exegeses analysed both in terms of typology and history. For general readers. Imprint Qur’anic exegetics: collection of articles / translated from Persian by B.V. Norik; edited by I.R.Nasyrov, М.Е. Rezvan. – М.: ООО Sadra, 2020. – 416 p. – (Qur’anic series).
Abstract The ninth issue of the Islamic Philosophy Yearbook “Ishraq” contains 19 articles in Russian, English and French, dealing with a wide range of topics current in the Islamic philosophical thought and authored by the leading Russian and foreign experts. Imprint Ishraq: Islamic Philosophy Yearbook: 2019. № 9. — М.: ООО «Sadra», 2019. — 424 p.
Abstract The Russian translation of the Arabic works of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Jabbar al-Niffari, one of the most enigmatic personalities in the history of Sufism of the 10th century, has been published for the first time. The distinguishing feature of his works is that almost all his texts (including those attributed to him) are presented in the form of a dialogue between God and His adept, where the most important Islamic and Sufi concepts are explained. The absence of references, unusual logic of reasoning and narration incites the readers to push the limits of their mind and demonstrates the restrictions…
Annotation The book examines the impact of the structure of a language on the cognitive abilities of its speakers, also known as linguistic relativity. The first chapter contains a detailed analysis of the development of relativist theories from the end of 18th centuries to 1990s. The second chapter is devoted to the comparative research carried out in 1990s-2010s on the matter of space semantics, conceptualization of time, colour terminology and other empirical and theoretical issues related to the neo-relativist school in psycholinguistics and cognitive anthropology. The third chapter presents a new model of interrelation between the structure of a language…
Abstract The monograph examines the legacy of Mahmoud Shabestari (1288–1321), one of the most renowned classic authors of the medieval Sufism. His most famous work is “The Secret Rose Garden”, which contains a brief description of the major aspects of the Sufi thought. The monograph’s author attempts not only to present the views of the medieval Sufi, but also helps the readers immerse themselves in the world of the medieval Islamic mysticism. This immersion becomes possible due to the fact that Shabestari’s views are explored in the context of his cultural setting, and the book itself draws on the basic…