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Ancient sages of the East

Medieval poetry in Persian until the twentieth century and the historical tradition of not only Iran, but also throughout Asia. European humanists, are familiar with it through the Byzantines and Arabs, of course, notice that the world-famous historical figures such as Alexander the Great, in the breaking of the east seem utterly unfamiliar. And complained about the fabulousness of poetry, chronological errors authors, but the reason for this paradox is not accidental anachronism, but the fact that the whole system of centuries-old Eastern poetic tradition is not the same as the European history of the ancient world. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in civilization, Historical, Mysterious

 

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