Shahnameh

The Persian Book of Kings
Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101993235
Category: Poetry
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The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Shahnameh

The Epic of the Persian Kings
Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540769022
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Shahnameh is a lengthy epic poem which vividly intertwines the mythical and historical history of Persia, thereby enchanting and impressing readers for many centuries. Originally composed by Abolqasem Ferdowsi in the 10th century, the Shahnameh enjoys the distinction of being the longest epic poem by a single author in existence. The verses took Ferdowsi over three decades to complete. Although it draws heavily from established mythology and the historical archives of Persia, Ferdowsi also imbues the poem's story with his own vivid inventions and plot devices. The entire poem is intended as a history of Persia from the earliest times until the Islamic Conquest of the country, which occurred about 350 years before Ferdowsi composed his epic. The verses proceed chronologically, beginning with the creation of the Earth, through the establishment of Zoroastrianism as the first monotheistic faith in the region, with the principle characters being various great generals and rulers. Ferdowsi divides his masterpiece into three parts: The Mythical Age; which accounts for God creating Earth and the earliest emergence of man in the Middle East, and the establishment of early traditions such as feasting. The Heroic Age; wherein the Persian Empire's conquests, triumphs and battles are detailed, alongside the lives and exploits of its greatest heroes. Finally, the Historical Age; which relates the Sassanid Empire's history of with much attention to accepted facts and overall accuracy. This edition of the Shahnameh contains the verses in English, plus explanatory narrations of the general plot and a series of informative notes which explain certain passages. The authoritative and well-informed translation to English by James Atkinson sensitively ensures that the subjects and the message of each part is clearly communicated. In modern-day Iran, the Shahnameh is regarded as a great work of literature for its encompassing plot. The heroism, valiance and achievements of the Persian civilization are retrospectively grouped together in a splendid chronicle of the nation's finest times. Taken as a whole, the great poem offers people living in Persia and modern-day Iran ample reason for national pride.

Shahnameh

The Persian Book of Kings
Author: Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books
ISBN: 9781847804976
Category: Poetry
Page: 120
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The Shahnameh is a collection of stories and myths from ancient Iran, filled with kings, heroes, princesses, magical animals and demons. Written as an epic poem by the poet Ferdowsi in the 10th century, it is one of the great classics of Persian literature. The tales include the Simurgh, the giant bird who brings up an orphaned king in her nest on a craggy rock, wicked King Zahhak with his man-eating snakes, and above all the story of the great hero Rustam and his son Sohrab.Elizabeth Laird is passionate about bringing this great epic poem to the children of western cultures, as well as retelling it for Iranian children living in the West.

The Shahnameh

The Book of Kings
Author: Ferdowsi
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775458210
Category: Poetry
Page: 465
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Immerse yourself in the distant past with this epic poem from the Persian tradition. Penned more than one thousand years ago by the famed poet Ferdowsi, The Shahnameh weaves history and myth into a lyrical, action-packed work of art that you won't be able to put down. This book is a must-read for folklore connoisseurs.

The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp

The Persian Book of Kings
Author: Sheila Canby
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300194544
Category: Art
Page: 360
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A smaller, more accessible version of the 2011 sold-out deluxe edition, with beautiful illustrations and informative supplementary texts

Zahhak

The Legend of the Serpent King
Author: Hamid Rahmanian,Simon Arizpe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781606998892
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 10
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A Guggenheim Fellow and a paper engineer retell a Persian myth in pop-up book form.

Shahnameh for Kids - the Story of Zal and Simorgh


Author: Arsia Rozegar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692573501
Category:
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An illustrated children's book based on an ancient Persian tale. Inspired by Ferdowsi's Shahnameh.

Epic of the Persian Kings

The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi
Author: Barbara Brend,Charles Melville
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 9781848853324
Category: Art
Page: 256
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Composed more than a millennium ago, the Shahnameh -- the great royal book of the Persian court -- is a pillar of Persian literature and one of the world's unchallenged masterpieces. Recounting the history of the Persian people from its mythic origins down to the Islamic conquest in the seventh century, the Shahnameh is the stirring and beautifully textured story of a proud civilization. But the Shahnameh (or, literally, the "Book of Kings") is much more than a literary masterpiece: it is the wellspring of the modern Persian language, a touchstone for Iranian national consciousness and its illustrations, in manuscripts of different eras, are the inspiration for one of the world's greatest artistic traditions. Epic of the Persian Kings combines revealing scholarship with stunning, full-color illustrations from the rich manuscript tradition of the Shahnameh. International experts including Charles Melville, Barbara Brend, Dick Davis and Firuza Abullaeva shed light on the epic's background, national importance and enduring legacy. This context is accompanied by a wealth of illustrations from Shahnameh manuscripts belonging to the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Bodleian Library, as well as rarely-seen material from the Royal Collection. These illustrations, drawn from a wide range of artists and styles, display the timeless flexibility of the Shahnameh story as well as the marvellous ingenuity of the Persian artistic experience. Epic of the Persian Kings is an essential textual and pictorial guide to one of the world’s great cultural achievements.

Epic and Sedition

The Case of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh
Author: Dick Davis
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781933823058
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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Iran's national epic, the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, has traditionally been regarded by both Persians and Westerners as a poem celebrating the the central role of monarchy in Persian history. In this groundbreaking book, Dick Davis argues that the poem is far more than a patriotic chronicle of kingly deeds. Rather, it is a subtle and highly ambiguous discussion of authority, and far from being a celebration of monarchy, its most famous episodes and heroes amount to a radical critique of the institution. Davis demonstrates that the public world of kingly authority is shadowed in the poem by a series of tragic father-son relationships, and that in both the royal and familial spheres, authority figures are invariably presented as morally inferior to those whom they govern. The Shahnameh's complex aesthetic structure and its tragic resolution of problems of authority and hierarchy make it an artistic artifact able to take its rightful place beside the major masterpieces of world literature.

Shahnameh

The Epic of the Persian Kings
Author: Ahmad Sadri,Hamid Rahmanian,Sheila R. Canby
Publisher: Quantuck Lane Press& the Mill rd
ISBN: 9781593720513
Category: Art
Page: 570
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"A project of Fictionville Studio"--Colophon.

Women in the Shahnameh

Their History and Social Status Within the Framework of Ancient and Medieval Sources
Author: Djalal Khaleghi-Motlagh,Nāhīd Pīrnaẓar
Publisher: Mazda Pub
ISBN: 9781568592787
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Summary of Shahnameh in Persian Prose


Author: Sohrab Chamanara
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462842100
Category: Poetry
Page: 346
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**File information and download instruction** The eBook file is in Fixed layout. You are not able to adjust the size of the text. If your device is capable, you may be able to zoom in and out of the pages. After the payment is made, click on the DOWNLOAD NOW button on the screen. Select which file is compatible with your device and save it on your local drive. If you are using an eBook device to read the file but access your email through the computer, download and save the eBook first on the computer then side-load the file by connecting your device to the computer and manually transferring the file. Summary of Shahnameh in Persian Prose has a Persian title: Passionate Words of Ferdowsi. This 100,000-word book is a summary of 60,000 poems, which took Ferdowsi 35 years to write and is considered the world’s greatest epic, written 1000 years ago. Shahnameh, known to English literary, as “Epic of Kings” is more than seven times the length of Homer’s Iliad. Its rhyming couplets describe the history of Iranian Kings from the creation of Mankind to the Moslem Conquest. Its main theme is an expression of patriotic Iranian pride and glory. One comparison to Shahnameh in western culture is the Kalevala, Epic of Finland, which is often compared to the Epics of Homer. The Kavelala is credited with some the inspiration for the national awakening that ultimately led to Finland’s independence from Russia in 1917. For orders visit: www.Xlibris.com For more information visit: www.chamanara.net

Rostam

Tales of Love and War from the Shahnameh
Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110114503X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The selected adventures of Persia's Hercules, from Iran's great national epic No understanding of world mythology is complete without acquaintance with Rostam, Iran's most celebrated mythological hero. According to the Shahnameh (the tenth-century Book of Kings), this titan, magnificent in strength and courage, bestrode Persia for 500 years. While he often served fickle kings - undergoing many trials of combat, cunning, and endurance - he was never their servant and owed allegiance only to his nation's greater good. Anyone interested in folklore, world literature, or Iranian culture will find Rostam both a rousing and illuminating read. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout world history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A King's Book of Kings

The Shah-nameh of Shah Tahmasp
Author: Stuart Cary Welch
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870990284
Category: Reference
Page: 199
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Reproduces pages from a sixteenth-century Islamic manuscript which details early Iranian history and contains miniatures by leading Safavid painters

Rostam and Sohrab

Tales from the Shahnameh
Author: Bruce Bahmani
Publisher: Rostam Tales from Shahnameh
ISBN: 9780977021314
Category: Fathers and sons
Page: 32
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A chronicle of the popular Rostam and Sohrab story as told in the epic poem.

The Shahnameh

The Persian Epic as World Literature
Author: Hamid Dabashi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544944
Category: Literary Criticism
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The Shahnameh, an epic poem recounting the foundation of Iran across mythical, heroic, and historical ages, is the beating heart of Persian literature and culture. Composed by Abu al-Qasem Ferdowsi over a thirty-year period and completed in the year 1010, the epic has entertained generations of readers and profoundly shaped Persian culture, society, and politics. For a millennium, Iranian and Persian-speaking people around the globe have read, memorized, discussed, performed, adapted, and loved the poem. In this book, Hamid Dabashi brings the Shahnameh to renewed global attention, encapsulating a lifetime of learning and teaching the Persian epic for a new generation of readers. Dabashi insightfully traces the epic’s history, authorship, poetic significance, complicated legacy of political uses and abuses, and enduring significance in colonial and postcolonial contexts. In addition to explaining and celebrating what makes the Shahnameh such a distinctive literary work, he also considers the poem in the context of other epics, such as the Aeneid and the Odyssey, and critical debates about the concept of world literature. Arguing that Ferdowsi’s epic and its reception broached this idea long before nineteenth-century Western literary criticism, Dabashi makes a powerful case that we need to rethink the very notion of “world literature” in light of his reading of the Persian epic.

The Sháhnáma of Firdausí


Author: Firdawsī
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Gord Afarid

Based on an Epic Story from Shahnameh
Author: N.A
Publisher: Alhoda UK
ISBN: 9789644328633
Category: Children's stories, Persian
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Sunset of Empire


Author: Firdawsī
Publisher: Mage Pub
ISBN: 9780934211680
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 549
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Among the masterpieces of world literature, perhaps the least familiar to English readers is the Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh, in Persian). This prodigious national epic, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between 980 and 1010, tells the story of ancient Persia, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab-Islamic invasion. With our third and final volume of stories from the Shahnameh we move from mythology and legend to romanticised history. of Macedon's conquest to the Arab invasion of the seventh century C.E. are reflected in the stirring and poignant narratives of Ferdowsi, the master poet who took on himself the task of preserving his country's great pre-Islamic heritage. We see vast empires rise and fall, the rule of noble kings and cruel tyrants, the fortunes of a people buffeted by contending tides of history. Larger than life individuals are vividly depicted -- the impulsive, pleasure-loving king Bahram Gur, the wise vizier Bozarjmehr, the brave rebel Bahram Chubineh, his loyal defiant sister Gordyeh, and many others -- but we also see many vignettes of everyday life in the villages and towns of ancient Persia, and in this part of the Shahnameh Ferdowsi indulges his talent for sly humour much more than in the earlier tales. end of an era is recorded and Ferdowsi and his characters look with foreboding towards an unstable and fearful future. Breathtaking miniatures from the finest Persian Shahnameh manuscripts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many of them published here for the first time, heighten the emotional impact of the text.

Oedipus Complex in the Shahnameh

Textual, Folkloristic, and Psychoanalytical Studies on the National Persian Epic
Author: Mahmoud Omidsalar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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