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September 29, 2020 – Shahzad Bashir

July 16th, 2020

MEMHS: Sept. 29, 2020, 4:30 PM, online – Shahzad Bashir (Middle East Studies, History, Religious Studies,) “Globalizing the Middle Ages: The Market in Poetry in the Persian World.” There is a pre-circulated paper for this talk.

“Poetic speech is a pearl, connected to the king’s ear.” This statement gestures to words as objects of material value sought by those with power and resources. Prof. Bashir provides a sense for the texture of the Persian world by discussing what made poetry precious. By focusing on reports on poets’ lives, he illuminates the social scene in which poetry was produced and consumed. The study substantiates the interdependency between cultural and material reproduction of society.

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