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Omar Khayyam virtual exhibition

Omar Khayyam virtual exhibition
The year 2009 marked the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of the English poet Edward FitzGerald, and the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the first version of his poem The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Although little read nowadays, FitzGerald’s poem enjoyed enormous popularity during the Victorian period and well into the twentieth century. The Bodleian Library takes this opportunity to display three items from its holdings which illustrate the development of this celebrated work of English literature.

Visit the exhibition following this link: http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/digitalimagelibrary/oriental_exhibition.html