Skip to content

New edition of Omariana available

May 22, 2017

 

A new edition of Omariana, the newsletter produced by Jos Coumans, Secretary of the Netherlands Omar Khayyam Society, is now available.  This is an invaluable compendium of what is new in Khayyam and Rubaiyat studies, and it gives information on forthcoming events and new translations, books, articles and more.  You can subscribe to received successive editions by e-mail.  Just go to https://omariana.nl/ , and fill in the form with your details.

Issue number 3 of Spring 2017 contains more information about the programme for the forthcoming Omar Khayyam Research Day being held in Leiden on Saturday 27th May, as well as details of a variety of interesting recently published material.

An item that caught our eyes is an article by Professor Juan Cole entitled The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Muslim secularism (Studies in People’s History, 3 (2016), Nr. 2, pp. 138-150).*  We are grateful to another Rubaiyat colleague who simultaneously sent us a copy of this paper.  The author discusses possible reasons for the production of collections of verses under the name of Omar Khayyam from the mediaeval period onwards, linking them with elements of Muslim scepticism developing over the period and subsequently.  The new Omariana also contains details of a novel based on the life of Omar Khayyam (currently in German) and a catalogue of audio material which contains various recordings of the Rubaiyat in different translations.

*See https://omariana.email-provider.nl/web/odqcdpt5ec/wuiqluktit for more information.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: