Asadi Tusi

Asadi Tusi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abu Mansur Ali ibn Ahmad Asadi Tusi (born: Tus, Iranian province of Khorasan - died: 1072 Tabriz, Iran) is arguably the second most important Persian poet of the Iranian national epics, after Ferdowsi who also happens to come from the same town of Tus. He was a poet, a linguist and copyist of ancient manuscripts. The information on Asadi's lifetime is scant. During Asadi's time, and for some time after, much of the Khorasan province was under violent attack from various rival Turkic groups. Many native intellectuals left Khorasan as a result of these conflicts, while many of those who remained lived in seclusion. As a result of the violence, Asadi, who lived the first twenty years of his life in Khorasan, left Khorasan for the Iranian province of Azarbaijan and stayed there until his death. He first served as a poet in the court of the Daylamite Abu Nasr Jastan. Later he went to Nakhjavan and in 1065-1066, completed his seminal work, the Garshapnama. He dedicated this work to Abu Dolaf, the ruler of Nakhjavan. Later on, he went to serve at the court of the Shaddadid king Manuchehr who ruled over Ani. His tomb is located in city of Tabriz.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135848232
  • 9786135848236