The Persian Mirror

The Persian Mirror

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The Persian Mirror explores France's preoccupation with Persia in the seventeenth century. Long before Montesquieu's Persian Letters, French intellectuals, diplomats and even ordinary Parisians were fascinated by Persia and eagerly consumed travel accounts, fairy tales, and the spectacle of the Persian ambassador's visit to Paris and Versailles in 1715. Using diplomatic sources, fiction and printed and painted images, The Persian Mirror describes how the French came… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 21, 2019)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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