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The Persian Presence in Victorian Poetry

Reza Taher-Kermani


The Persian Presence in Victorian Poetry surveys the variety of ways in which Persia, and the multitude of ideological, historical, cultural and political notions that it embodied, were received, circulated, and appropriated. The word ‘Persia’ to the Victorian was not just the name of a territorial entity but a matrix of different notions, created and crafted by a range of oral and written stories, themes and tropes. ‘Persia’ was a product of a mental vision with a long historical heritage, formed by a variety of sources, and circulating in different media. The Victorians responded to this her ... More

Keywords: Victorian Poetry, English Studies, Iranian Studies, Persian Literature, World Literature, Comparative Literature, Literary Orientalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474448161
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448161.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reza Taher-Kermani, author
Nazarbayev University