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Treasures of Herat: Two Timurid Khamsah of Nizami Manuscripts

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.

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