Memory of the World

Islamic Republic of Iran - Kulliyyāt-i Saʽdi

The compendium of Saʽdi’s works known as Kulliyyat 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.

Photos: © National Library and Archives of the IR of Iran

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