Italian and Islamic Poetry: Creating Shared Histories

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The thesis of this paper is that through cultural contacts promoted by warfare, treaties and trade, Italian and Persian poets influenced one another in significant ways.


Keywords: Roman, Italian, Persian, Poetry
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: , Italian and Islamic Poetry, The


Prof. Valentine J. Belfiglio

Department of History and Government, Texas Woman’s University
Denton, Texas, USA

Educator of international relations and diplomatic history. Ph.D. University of Oklahoma (1970), published seven books and more than 100 articles. Teaching at Texas Woman’s University 1970-present. Taught courses in military science and international studies at the Texas Military Academy, Austin, Texas 1993-2005. Received Guido Dorso Prize in Research, University of Naples, 1985, C.K. Chamberlain Award for scholarship, East Texas Historical Association, 1990, and the Cornaro Award, Texas Woman’s University, 2003, for excellence in teaching and research. Knighted by the Italian Government in 1991 for extensive writings to promote Italian culture and civilization in America. Focus of recent research: the impact of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations on American culture and public policy.

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