Manuscript Copy of Bustan in the Algerian National Library

  • Bachir Nadir Bennia Algerian
Keywords: Saadi Shirazi, Bustan, Persian Literature, Manuscript, Algerian National Library


This is the only manuscript contained in the Algerian National Library in the Persian language, and it is one of the most precious copies that I had the honor to view. This manuscript is a copy of the original manuscript of the Persian writer Saadi Shirazi entitled "Bustan". Especially, as it is more than a literary book as it contains moral and religious education, in addition to history and a description of the social condition that society was suffering in this time. Through this investigation of the manuscript, I tried to present the history of this copy of Bustan's book that I have in hand.


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How to Cite
Bennia, B. N. (2020). Manuscript Copy of Bustan in the Algerian National Library. LANGUAGE ART, 5(4), 81-92.