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The Mawlana Rumi Review is an academic review devoted to the life, thought, poetry and legacy of Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. 1273), Islam’s greatest Sufi poet and author of some 60,000 verses composed in the widest variety of metrical patterns ever used by any Persian poet.

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Centre Research

The Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies (CPIS) was created in 2008 to coordinate and enhance the activities of scholars at the University of Exeter, within history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, politics, classics, and other fields relating to Persian and Iranian academia. 

More information about our research projects can be found below.

Iranian Performance Arts Journals Pre-1979

Leonard Lewisohn
Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) at the British Library
2018 - 2019

Understanding Sharia - Perfect Past / Imperfect Present

Robert Gleave
Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)
2016 - 2018

LAWALISI: Law, Authority and Learning in Imami Shi'ite Islam

Robert Gleave
European Commission
2016 - 2021

Collapse and Militarism; Continuity or Caesura: The Historiography of 18th Century Iran

Michael Axworthy
The British Institute of Persian Studies
2013 - 2013

Classical Persian Poetry and Poets: the Timurid and Turkmen Periods

Leonard Lewisohn
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
2012 - 2013

Flowers of Persian Song and Verse

Leonard Lewisohn
British Academy
2010 - 2011

Clerical Authority in Shi'i Islam

Robert Gleave
British Society of Middle Eastern Studies
2009 - 2012