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Around the World in Research Guides: The Origins of the Hispanic Division Country Guides

The Library of Congress Research Guides provide specialized subject access to a wide-range of collection materials, including books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and much more. The Hispanic Division Country Guides, a subset of the Research Guides, offer linked access to materials in the Library related to Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and areas historically related to those countries and regions.

Saʻdī and His Mystical Humanist Literature at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is home to a collection of rare Persian language manuscripts, among which 10 unique volumes hold the writings and poetry of the master of words, Sa’di of Shiraz, who was a mystical humanist and anecdotal story teller and lived in medieval Persia from the city of Shiraz, but traveled far and wide throughout the Islamic world and wrote about the unity of mankind.