Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings (Hardback)
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Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings (Hardback)

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Ferdowsi's epic poem Shahnameh is part myth, part history-it begins with the legend of the birth of the Persian nation and its tumultuous history. It contains magical birds, and superhuman heroes, and centuries-long battles. Written over 1,000 years ago, it was meant to protect Persian collective memory amdist a turbulent sea cultural storms. Originally written in couplets, the new translation and adaptation by Ahmad Sadri retells the mythological tales in prose format. The spectacular illustrations in this edition were created from elements culled from thousands of illuminated manuscripts, lithographs, and miniatures dating from the thirteenth through nineteenth centuries, each panel becomes a new work of art, an exquisite collage of traditional forms.

Publisher: The Quantuck Lane Press
ISBN: 9781593720513
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 3060 g
Dimensions: 368 x 224 x 56 mm

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“The Persian Boom of Kings”

The Shahnameh is one of the great epic poems of world literature. It is, as the subtitle of this translation suggests, “The Persian Book of Kings”. It is not, however, a history. It is a series of stories, of... More

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