chapter  7
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Classical Persian literature: form and substance

Persian literature is the most glittering jewel in the crown of Iranian history and culture, the greatest single contribution of Iran to human civilisation, and the collective product of countless poets and writers, both native and non-native Persian speakers. Persian poetry in particular is one of the most elevated poetical legacies of humankind, including stars that are unsurpassed by any other literary tradition.