Art And Culture

Books on Iran, Islam in Italy

Books on Iran, Islam in Italy  Books on Iran, Islam in Italy

Several translated and compiled books on Iran and Islam have been published in Italy.

The bilingual Persian-Italian book ‘Iran; Cities, routes and Caravansaries’ is among the works themed on Iranian caravansaries and perspectives of reviving and repairing them as well as putting them to new and efficient use.

Supported by Iran’s Cultural Center in the Italian capital and published by Edilstampa Publishing House, the 263-page illustrated book covers the findings of architectural research groups of Sapienza University of Rome during visits to Iran, IRNA reported.

The book, a result of cooperation between Iran’s Cultural Center and Sapienza University, will be unveiled during a cultural artistic exhibition slated to open on March 13, 2016, at the Museum of Oriental Arts in Rome.

Furthermore, Leiden University Press has released ‘Irreverent Persia’ written by Riccardo Zipoli, professor of Persian Language and Literature at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, where he also teaches photography.

Poetry that uses satire, invective, and burlesque to criticize social, political, and cultural life has been a vital part of Persian literature for centuries. This anthology brings together some of the most impressive, important, and, crucially, irreverent poetry from major and minor poets (10th to 15th century) from the earliest days of Persian poetry through the death of Jami in 1492, known for his achievements as a scholar, mystic, writer, composer of numerous lyrics and idylls, historian, and was the greatest Sufi poets of the 15th century. He was traditionally considered the last great classical Persian poet.

In addition to their historical and linguistic interest, many of these poems deserve to be read for their technical and aesthetic accomplishments, setting them among the masterpieces of Persian literature, says Zipoli.

‘Mirrors of Entrapment and Emancipation’ is another book released by Leiden University Press. Translated by Maria Macuch, German professor of Iranian Studies, the book explores the rich diversity of the meanings associated with the mirror and reflection in literature by women on the basis of the works of Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad (1935-1967) and her American contemporary Sylvia Plath (1932-1963).

‘Islam and Democracy’ by Riccardo Redaelli, professor of geopolitics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, ‘The Fierce Saracino’ by Pietrangelo Buttafuoco, Italian journalist and writer and ‘ As a dip in the ocean of Islam’ by Italian writer Carlo Giorgi, are other books recently published in Italy.