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Yarshater, E.

Theme of Wine-drinking and the Concept of the Beloved in Early Persian Poetry. E. Yarshater.
Studia Islamica 13, (1960), p. 43-53.

Glorification of wine and drinking scenes is, in fact, one of the major themes of early Persian poetry. Descriptions are direct, vivid, and refreshingly varied. Generally, the poet speaks with knowledge and authority on the subject, and his delightfully appealing delineation reveals that sensuous quality so characteristic of Persian art. Many valuable details bearing on the drinking institution at courts, not recorded elsewhere, can be gathered from the poetry of the tenth and eleventh centuries.

gender, Persian poetry, wine drinking

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