Kulliyyāt-i Saʽdi

Documentary heritage submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

© National Library and Archives of the IR of Iran
Introduction of the compiler Bisutūn with decorative epigraph overlaid with Azure and Gold at the beginning of the manuscript.

The compendium of Saʽdi’s works known as Kulliyyāt is a treasure of wisdom and a paradigm of knowledge. In the domain of Persian poetry and literature Saʽdi has occupied a chair amongst the most articulate and eloquent speakers. For eight centuries his parables, maxims, exemplars and poems have echoed the most popular words and wisdom; his perspectives have, and continue to, enlighten the most erudite of scholars.

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