THE SPLENDOR OF PERSIA by Robert Payne

THE SPLENDOR OF PERSIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The splendor of Persia today and yesterday is encompassed here with scholarly attention to the succession of dynasties which have prevailed in the past twenty four centuries. Persian graphic art, poetry, and religion are considered with capsule biographies of great kings, prophets, poets and warriors. Today, under the Shah, hopes are bright for the land to which our language owes such words as tiara, divan, verandah, peacock, taffeta and shawl.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1957
Publisher: Knopf