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by Julie Scott Meisami
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Mirrors for princes (Latin: specula principum), or mirrors of princes, form a literary . Sea of Precious Virtues. An Indo-Islamic Mirror for Princes. In: eadem, Theory and Practice in Medieval Persian Government.
Mirrors for princes (Latin: specula principum), or mirrors of princes, form a literary genre – in the loose sense of the word – of political writing during the Early Middle Ages, Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and are part of the broader speculum or mirror literature genre. Salt Lake City, 1991. Sajida Sultana Alvi. State University of New York Press.
Volume 27 Issue 1. The Sea o.Volume 27, Issue 1. July 1993, pp. 45-46. 448 pages, tables, notes, glossary, appendix, bibliography, index. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1991. Alireza Anushiravani (a1). The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago.
In 1991 Julie Scott Meisami published a translation of a medieval Persian ‘Mirror for princes’ under the slightly inaccurate title The sea of precious virtues. 1 Its author, obviously a Sunnite, an Ash"arite and a Sha:"ite, is unknown. It was composed, or at least compiled,2 in Syria, perhaps in Aleppo, in the middle of the twelfth century, for someone who is named in the author's preface as Alp Qutlugh Jabu: gha: Ulugh Ata:bak Abu: Sa":ıd Arsla:n Aba Ibn A9 q Sunqur, and whom Meisami identies as the son of A9 q Sunqur Ah1.
Julie Scott Meisami is Lecturer in Persian in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford. She holds the doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, and is the author of Medieval Persian Court Poetry, winner of the Persian Heritage Foundation Award in 1985. The sages say, "The blessing that belongs to each of five things is contained in five others.
al-Qazwini who wrote it in 551/1156, only a few years before the Persian work was completed (at some time between 1159 and 1162, according to Meisami)
Julie Scott Meisami taught English Literature and Comparative Literature .
Julie Scott Meisami taught English Literature and Comparative Literature (1971-1980) in Tehran, chiefly at the University of Tehran, where she was instrumental in forming the MA program in comparative literature. London, 1998); and has translated the (anonymous) Sea of Precious Virtues (Bahr al-Fava'id), a 12 th -century mirror for princes (Salt Lake City, 1991); and Nizami Ganjavi's Haft Paykar (Oxford, 1995).
Bahr Al-Fava'id 'Sea of (Precious) Virtues', compiled in the 12th century. Islamic Mirrors for Princes. Saadi's Gulistan, with first chapter on "The manners of kings" (13th century, Persian). Hussain Vaiz Kashifi's Aklhaq i Muhsini (composed in Persian AH 900/AD 1495), translated into English as "The Morals Of The Beneficent" in the mid 19th century by Henry George Keene.