Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Honours


Faculty of Arts

First Advisor

Francisco Martinez


In 1554, in a dying Medieval Spain a novel was published. The author is still anonymous, and the real reasons for his anonymity are yet to be determined. However, with the birth of this short autobiographical novel an entire literary genre emerged. One question could come to mind when one reads the title of this work, that is: "What do Persian and Spanish literature have in common?" To answer this, and many other similar questions, one must take an in-depth look at the history of both countries. Thus focuses this study in its first chapter. It then continues with the examination of the literature of both countries, to lay out the foundation for a thorough comparison with one another. On the other hand, it is the aim of the author to throw some light on the ever so obscure world of Persian literature, so little known to the Western eye.


Thesis in Spanish, abstract in English.