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Shahnameh : The Epic of the Persian Kings
by Ferdowsi and Hamid Rahmanian and Ahmad Sadri and Sheila Canby


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781593720513
  • ISBN-10: 1593720513
  • Publisher: Quantuck Lane Press
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 592
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 8.8 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 pounds


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Books > Poetry > Middle Eastern
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