Book Launch 24 May 2022
The reception and book launch was held at the Army & Navy club on 24 May 2022
Two Manuscripts of the Khamsah of Nizami in the British Library
by Barbara Brend
Translation and commentary of seals and inscriptions by Ursula Sims-Williams
With this book Barbara Brend provides a full account of two celebrated Persian manuscripts in the British Library. Both are copies of the Khamsah (Quintet) a set of five narrative poems by Nizami, and were produced in Herat in the fifteenth century, one of the greatest periods of Persian painting.