Iran participates in Persian Manuscripts Conference in Balkans

According to RICHT Public Relations Office, the conference will be held on 23-24 February in the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Zolfaqari noted that since the time when Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh became available as a result of the efforts of distinguished Shahnameh researcher Jalal Khaleqi Motlaq, widespread topics were raised about it, adding that one of the topics that can be discussed regarding this valuable work is the rhetoric comparison of the text with its copied versions.

He pointed out that since the most valuable link letter in rhetoric is ‘and’, in this paper the author has made his utmost efforts to observe every ‘and’ in the copied versions and raise this question that whether the rhetoric of the text can be a seal of confirmation on its originality?

Zolfaqari further remarked that at the end the obtained results showed that in many cases, the ‘and’ which exists in the text but does not exist in the copied versions is also creditable in terms of rhetoric.

“Persian manuscripts, the manuscripts related to Iran in other languages, including religious and Islamic texts, documents and Persian correspondences, documents and correspondences relating to Iran in other languages and survey in Oriental texts are among major topics of the conference,” he said.

He also referred to presentation of article and familiarity with the Persian and Arabic manuscripts available at the national library of Bulgaria as being among the targets of the conference. He said interaction with the researchers in the Balkans region and Central Europe and preparing the ground for the formation of specialized working groups in the field of written heritage are among other targets of the two-day conference.

It should be noted that the conference will be held under the auspicious of Iran, Balkans and Central Europe Study Center with the cooperation of the National Library of Sofia, the University of Sofia, Allameh Tabatabaei University of Tehran, Association of Advocates of the Persian Language and Culture in Bulgaria, Written Heritage and Cultural Heritage Institute.