TEHRAN – “Shirin: Christian Queen Fable of Love” by Austrian historian Wilhelm Baum has been printed in Persian.

Morvarid is the writer of the 2004 ebook translated by Mahnaz Babai. 

Shirin, the beloved spouse of the Persian shah, Khosrow II (b. 628), pulled political strings behind the scenes and supported the Christian minority in Iran. 

After the autumn of Khosrow, Ferdowsi remembered Shirin in his epic, the Shahnameh. 

Round 1180, the Persian poet Nizami wrote of her alleged love for the grasp builder Farhad in his epic Khosrow and Shirin, which was typically imitated in Persian, Turkish and Indian literary circles. 

Shirin grew to become a picture of affection par excellence, residing on even so far as Europe in no much less a piece than Goethe’s “West-East Divan”.

The ebook provides an fascinating perspective to girls’s research in early Christianity, an space of analysis that has attracted appreciable consideration in recent times, and superbly traces the transformation of a historic determine right into a literary archetype. 

Wilhelm Baum, historian, theologian and thinker, lives in Klagenfurt, Germany. 

Along with English, his books have been translated into Spanish, Italian and Slovenian.

Picture: Entrance cowl of the Persian version of Wilhelm Baum’s ebook “Shirin: Christian Queen Fable of Love”.



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