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Shahnameh : the Persian book of kings

Author: Firdawsī.; Dick Davis; Azar Nafisi
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre-Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. As a window on the world, Shahnameh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Poetry
Translations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Firdawsī.; Dick Davis; Azar Nafisi
ISBN: 9780143104933 0143104934 0670034851 9780670034857
OCLC Number: 756784455
Language Note: Translated from the Persian.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxvii, 886 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The first kings --
The demon-king Zahhak --
The story of Feraydun and his three sons --
The story of Iraj --
The vengeance of Manuchehr --
The tale of Sam and the Simorgh --
The tale of Zal and Rudabeh --
Rostam, the son of Zal-Dastan --
The beginning of the war between Iran and Turan --
Rostam and his horse Rakhsh --
Rostam and Kay Qobad --
Kay Kavus's war against the demons of Mazanderan --
The seven trials of Rostam --
The King of Hamaveran and his daughter Sudabeh --
The tale of Sohrab --
The legend of Seyavash --
Forud, the son of Seyavash --
The Akvan Div --
Bizhan and Manizheh --
The occultation of Kay Khosrow --
Rostam and Esfandyar --
The death of Rostam --
The story of Darab and the Fuller --
Sekandar's conquest of Persia --
The reign of Sekandar --
The Ashkanians --
The reign of Ardeshir --
The reign of Shapur, son of Ardeshir --
The reign of Sapur Zu'l Aktaf --
The reign of Yazdegerd the Unjust --
The reign of Bahram Gur --
The story of Mazdak --
The reign of Kesra Nushin-Ravan --
The reign of Hormozd --
The reign of Khosrow Parviz : Ferdowsi's lament for the death of his son --
The story of Khosrow and Shirin --
The reign of Yazdegerd.
Series Title: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Other Titles: Shāhnāmah.
Persian book of kings
Responsibility: by Abolqasem Ferdowsi ; translated by Dick Davis ; with a foreword by Azar Nafisi.

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Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the 10th century, "Shahnameh" is one of the most important pieces of Persian literature. This narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Iran,  Read more...

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Marvelous . . . It represents the best of Persian culture. (Azar Nafisi, from the foreword) A magnificent accomplishment . . . Davis's translation is not only the fullest representation of Read more...

 
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