Croatian national library to reprint rare Persian manuscripts

July 27, 2009 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Tihomil Mastrovic, president of the National and University Library in Zagreb announced that there are plans to reprint rare Persian manuscripts of the library.

Mastrovic recently met with Iran’s cultural attaché in Croatia Ehsan Qazizadeh and said that the manuscripts date back to over 500 years ago.
He noted that there are priceless manuscripts preserved in the library which contain a portion of poetry from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh and added, “We intend to reprint them all with the best quality while we do our best to preserve them well.”
Mastrovic called the manuscripts a Croatian cultural heritage and stated that the library would like to have more books on Iran’s history and civilization.
He also expressed his willingness to travel to Iran to visit the National Library of Iran and sign an agreement between the two libraries.
Iran’s attaché Qazizadeh also announced that Iran will be supporting the translation and publication of Persian works into the Croatian language with the help of the library.
Photo: Matlub al-mu’minin, by Nasir ad-Din Tusi