In the 13th century came two more outstanding figures - Saadi and Molavi, both poets. They overshadowed other literary giants such as Nasser-eddin Tousi known for his Book of Victory (75,000 couplets), Hamdollah Mostowfi, a historian and geographer, Joveini who wrote a history of the conquest of the Moguls of India, and Rashid-eddin who produced the comprehensive History. Joveini was probably the most accomplished exponent of the prized art of verbal arabesque and is considered as the best of all Persian historians. But above them all towers Saadi born about 1184, who wrote the Golestan (Garden of Roses) and the Boustan (Orchard), two of the world's great masterpieces. The Bustan probably has no like or parallel in Persian or any other language for elegance, eloquence, fluency, delicacy, charm, wisdom, and insight, Saadi was also a great lyrical poet, second only to Hafez.
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