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Counsel for Kings : Wisdom and Politics in Tenth-Century Iran: The Nasihat Al-muluk of Pseudo-Mawardi:

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Mirrors for princes form a substantial and important genre in many pre-modern literatures. Their ostensible purpose is to advise the king; at the same time they assert that the king, if he is truly virtuous, will appreciate being reminded of the contingency of his power. The unknown author of the Counsel for Kings studied in this book wrote in a distinctive early tenth-century Iranian environment. He deploys an abundant set of cultural materials representing 'perennial wisdom' of mixed provenances, which he reinvigorates by applying them to the circumstances of his own time and place.The first volume situates Counsel for Kings in its historical context. The second volume gives direct access to a substantial portion of the text through translation and commentary.
Mirrors for princes form a substantial and important genre in many pre-modern literatures. Their ostensible purpose is to advise the king; at the same time they assert that the king, if he is truly virtuous, will appreciate being reminded of the contingency of his power. The unknown author of the Counsel for Kings studied in this book wrote in a distinctive early tenth-century Iranian environment. He deploys an abundant set of cultural materials representing 'perennial wisdom' of mixed provenances, which he reinvigorates by applying them to the circumstances of his own time and place.

The first volume situates Counsel for Kings in its historical context. The second volume gives direct access to a substantial portion of the text through translation and commentary.
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Literary Criticism, Religion + Beliefs, Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Religious
Series Title: Edinburgh Studies in Classical Arabic Literature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Volume number: 2
Author: L. Marlow
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2016
TCIN: 23987163
UPC: 9780748696987
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-5388
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