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16th Book of the Year Prize

In the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the winners of the 16th Islamic Republic of Iran's World Prize for the Book of the Year received their awards from President Ahmadinejad, yesterday.
16th Book of the Year Prize
IBNA: In a gathering in Talar Vahdat yesterday, winners of the 16th Islamic Republic of Iran's World Prize for the Book of the Year received their awards from President Ahmadinejad. In his speech, Mr. President stressed the fact that the success of a community does not necessitate rivalry by others and that books are powerful means for improvement of human communities.
The World Prize for the book of the year was awarded in two fields: Islamic and Iranian  studies. In the field of Islamic studies of the Book of the Year Prize, 8 books and in the field of Iranian studies 12 books were picked.
In the field of Iranian studies the works were handed over in different field such as Iranology, the origin of Indian and Iranian races and Iran in the ancient times.
Various works were introduced to the convention which range from an exegesis of the Sura AL-MAEDA (the table) to a book on the historical tablets from old Egypt.
A section of the statement of the panel of judges reads:” The Islamic Iran has always had a powerful position in human culture and civilization and as it is evident by the historical resources, Iranians were considered as one of the most civilized communities even prior to Islam.”
The Book of the Year Prize convention is held annually in a range of fields including Quranic exegeses, history and hadith, the history of science in Islam, history and Islamic laws, ethics and mysticism, Islamic mysticism, and Islamic art and architecture.
In addition to the president’s words, Safar Harandi, the minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, had a speech in the gathering in which he emphasized the significance given to books after the Islamic revolution. Furthermore, he mentioned some of the Revolution’s achievements referring to the great increase in the number of books published every year in Iran since 1979.
Earlier on Friday, a group of the prize winners gathered in the National Library in a meeting with Parviz, head of the Cultural Deputy of the Ministry of the Islamic Guidance, and had talks on books and Iran’s developments since then. 

The selected Authors in the field of Islamic Studies
1. The Path to Virtue: the Ethical Philosophy of al raghib al-Isfahani /Yasien Mohamed/ ISTAC/English
2. Inscriptions of Fatemi Period on Egyptian Buildings” from Egyptian researcher, Faraj Hossein Faraj Al Hosseini/ Alexandria Library/Arabic.
3. Islamic Imperial Law /Benjamin Jokisch/Walter de Gruyter / English 
4. Scripturalist Islam ; The History and Doctrines of Akhbari Shi'i School /Robert Gleave /Brill / English 
5. Der Koran ;Ubersetzt und Kommentiert /Adel Theodor Khoury /Gutersloher Verlagshaus /German 
6. Altohid Abi Mansor Al Matridi /Investigation by : Professor Bker Tobal Oghli and P.H.D Mohammad Arotshi /Ankara / Islamic Research Office /Arabic 
7. Islam and Science ;The Intellectual Career of Nizam al –Din al-Nisaburi /Robert Morrison /Routledge/ English
8. Le Festin; une lecture de la sourate al-maida /Michel Cuypers/Lethielleux / French

Selected Authors in The field Irannian Studies
1.Bactrian Ducuments (2 V)/Nicholas Sims - Williams/The Nour Foundation in association with Azimuth Editions and Oxford University/ English
2.Science and Poetry in Medieval Persia, The Botany of Nizami's Khamsa/Christine van Ruymbeke/Cambridge/English
3.Modern PersianLIterature in Afghanistan : Anomalous visions of history and form/ Wali Ahmadi/routledge/ English
4.Iranologia : Historia, Religion, Literaturea/SEyed Ahmad Khezri and Juan Martos Quesada/ Centro de Linguistica Aplicada Atenea / spanish
5.Persian Wisdom in Arabic Garb; Ali B.Ubayda al-Rayhani and his Jawaher al-KIlam wa- faraid al-Hikam (2v)/mohsen Zakeri/Brill/English
6.Arma and Armor from Iran ; The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar period/Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani/Legat/ English
7.The Origin of the Indo-Iranian/ Elena Kuz'mina/Brill/English
8.Forgotten Empire The World of Ancient Percia/John Curtis and Nigel Tallis/The British Meuseum/English
9.Tapis d'Iran; Tissage and techniques d'aujouird'hi/Jean et Danielle Burkel-Photografher : Rene Ghilini/L'Amateur/ French
10.Rome and Persia in Late Antiquity/Beate Dignas and Engelbert Winten/ Cambridge/English
11.Falnamah:Livre Royal des Sorts/Armen Tokatlian/ Gourcuff-Gradenigo/French
12.Irani Fold-Perza Kultura/Istvan Nyitrai and Collaborators, edited by Eva M.Jeremias/Avicenna Kozel-Kelet Kutatasok Intezet, Piliscsaba

Late authors whose works have been selected:
1. As’aad Abdul Hadi Qandil’s works: Styles in Persian Poetry, Sama in Persians and Arabs, Sophists’ lyrics in Persian Poetry,
Translation of Kashaf Al Mahjoub Al Hajviri
Field of Study: Islamic Course and Islamic Mysticism

2. Peter Eury’s works: Translation of Hafiz Poetry and Manteq Al Teir Attar Neishabouri
Field of Study: Iran and its literature

Researchers whose works on Iran and based on Regulations have been elected:
1. Mohammad Amin Kanar from Turkey: Dictionary of Persian- Turkish Relations between Iran and Othmani

2. Magali Touda from Georgia : Translation of Molana’s Mistic Poetry into Georgian 

Winners in the specila section

1.Yahya Alavi (Christian Bonaud) from France: Translation of a Collection of Imam Khomeini’s Works
2.Ali Fayaz from Lebanon: Adaptational Study on Contemporary Islam (Islamic Revolution)
3.Salah Abdul Raoof Ez-o-Din from Lebanon: Publication of works by Book of the Year winners
4.Seyed Mohammad Hassasn Zeraghat, Iran-Lebanon: Publication of a Collection of works concerning the Islamic Revolution
5.Moosa Bebdadj from Iran: Translation of a perceptible number of contemporary works of literature and the Islamic Revolution into Arabic.
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