Like a number of the great Persian romantic narratives, the love story of the Sāsānian king Khusraw II (r. AD) and Shīrīn, the Christian princess from . Read and learn for free about the following article: Khusraw Discovers Shirin Bathing. Khosrow discovers Shirin bathing in a pool, Safavid Dynasty, 16th Century. Well look, he didn’t say “Suppose she’s kiddin’”. And he didn’t say.

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Shirin and Khusraw – World Digital Library

He tweets at a9ri. He learns that Shirin has given up her reign for love of him. She particularly reproaches Khosrow for his intimacy with Shekar. Illustration from the Akbarnama. Internally, religion and politics had become closely intertwined, to the extent that high Zoroastrian priests often wielded more power than the Sasanian monarchs, at times dictating policies that served the interests of the upper classes at the expense of the general populace.

Shirin and Khusraw

Whatever I am remembering has to be something else. In general, Nizami worked independently rather than forming whirin association shriin the court of any particular ruler. The Court of Gayumars. From this circumstance I was convinced of the power of the vision and the truth of thy words, and accordingly forthwith sent the same cross and its value to thy venerable sanctuary, with directions that out of that sum should be made a disc, and a cup for the purposes of the divine mysteries, as also a cross to be fixed upon the holy table, and a censer, all of gold: As outsiders, the Seljuq sultans recognized that they required Persian help to rule effectively.


Nizami’s concern with astrology also has a precedent in the elaborate astrological description of the night sky in Vis and Ramin. Copyright considerations preclude me from including an image of the plate in this text, but follow this linkand you can see it.

Remaining steadfast in her chastity, she schools him in the art of faithful love. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sasanian rulers took great care with the organization and smooth flow of goods, building and maintaining roads and bridges, and establishing networks of spies and guards for security.

While most of what remains of Sasanian architecture is fairly modest, the people showed a love for fine crafts and elaborate decoration, producing especially high-quality metalware and textiles. They are depicted here surrounded by luxury, enjoying all the pleasures of love.

Part of a series on. From the roof, Shirin reproaches Khusraw, recounting her sufferings, insisting they can only be together if she becomes his wife. So furious is Knosrow Hurmuz when he hears about the damage that he issues severe abd Acknowledgements Love and Devotion: The pure emotion of a stonemason fares well in competition with that of a king. Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. From the days of Khusraw II to those of Nizami, however, stories circulated about the monuments, especially about Taq-i Bustan.

If he wants to see her, he will have to saddle up Shabdiz and come himself.

Nizami wrote the most renowned account dhirin the romance of Khusraw and Shirin, apparently to honor his beloved wife Afaq as well as his pre-Islamic heritage. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Meanwhile, because of conspiring adversaries, Khusraw is forced to flee his palace in disguise and sets a course for Armenia to find Shirin. His grandson Khusraw is his namesake. When Khosrow and Farhad finally meet they do the 12th century epic poem equivalent of a rap battle: Khusraw finds no harm in agreeing to the request, since ,hosrow job appears impossible.


Khosrow and Shirin

The Sasanian-Byzantine rivalry broke into full-scale war at times, but there was also considerable cultural exchange between the two. So distraught is Shirin that she spends her nights praying for God to release her from her plight. Unlike the Shahnamehwhich focuses on the history, kingship and battles of Khosrow, Nizami decided to focus on the romantic aspect of the story.

Let the surplus of the shiein belong to thy sanctuary, in order that by virtue of thy fortune, O saint, thou mayest come to the aid of me and Sira in all matters, and especially with respect to this petition; and that what has been already procured for us by thy intercession, may be consummated according to the compassion of thy goodness, and the desire of me and Sira; so that both of us, and all persons in the world, may trust in thy khlsrow and continue to believe in thee.