What contributed to the acceptance of Persian literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina Cover Image

Šta je pomoglo prihvatanju perzijske književnosti u Bosni i Hercegovini
What contributed to the acceptance of Persian literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author(s): Bećir Džaka
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«

Summary/Abstract: Although Bosnians and Herzegovinians had no direct connections with Iran, the influence of Persian civilization had been visible in this region long before the Turkish conquest. This influence had been realised through Manichaeism, and it was preserved and continued in Neo-Manichaean doctrine of the members of “Bosnian Church”. After Turkish occupation and the acceptance of Islam these influences were renewed through Sufi and dervish orders. Together with the development of “tasawwuf ” (Iranian traces found in Manichaean and Neo-Manichaean tradition in Bosnia and Herzegovina contributed to this development), the litareture of that kind was developing as well. Traces of Neo-Manichaean tradition, as continuation of Iranian tradition, in Bosnia and Herzegovina played important role in acceptance of the original Islamic literature written in Persian, as well as in the quick development of the literature in Persian language in our regions. There was a lot of writers of Bosnians descent who wrote in Persian.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 30-40
  • Page Range: 21-26
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bosnian