SUBTELNY, MARIA Contact Areas of Interest

Subtelny, Maria
Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
4 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto, ON
t: 416-978-5245
  • History and culture of medieval Islamic Iran and Central Asia
  • Classical Persian literature, especially mystical poetry
  • Sufism and comparative mysticism


<p”>Maria Subtelny is cross-appointed from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilization.  She took her BA at the University of  Toronto and her PhD at Harvard.

Selected Publications

“The Traces of the Traces: Reflections of the Garden in the Persian Mystical Imagination” (2008)

Timurids in Transition: Turko-Persian Politics and Acculturation in Medieval Iran (2007)

“Visionary Rose: Metaphorical Interpretation of Horticultural Practice in Medieval Persian Mysticism” (2007)