1 hr 11 min

NIAC Live: Juan Cole on His New Book, “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam‪”‬ NIACast

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On Saturday, June 20, 2020, NIAC Chicago hosted a virtual event with Juan Cole, founder of the legendary blog Informed Comment and Professor of History at University of Michigan, to discuss his new translation of the Persian and English literary classic The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The conversation, moderated by NIAC Chicago Chapter Captain Myriam Sabbaghi, delved into the history and significance of the Rubaiyat, the truth about the poetry attributed to Omar Khayyam, and what inspired Cole to undertake this new translation.


The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is available to purchase here or at your favorite bookstore.

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, NIAC Chicago hosted a virtual event with Juan Cole, founder of the legendary blog Informed Comment and Professor of History at University of Michigan, to discuss his new translation of the Persian and English literary classic The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The conversation, moderated by NIAC Chicago Chapter Captain Myriam Sabbaghi, delved into the history and significance of the Rubaiyat, the truth about the poetry attributed to Omar Khayyam, and what inspired Cole to undertake this new translation.


The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is available to purchase here or at your favorite bookstore.

1 hr 11 min