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Wise lord of the sky : Persian myth

Author: Tony Allan; Charles Phillips; Michael Kerrigan; Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
Publisher: Amsterdam : Time-Life Books, ©1999.
Series: Myth and mankind.
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Includes legends of the early world of Persia, the epic of the Kings, Story-tellers, myths and mythology, and more.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wise lord of the sky.
Amsterdam : Time-Life Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)756438439
Named Person: Zoroaster.; Firdowsī.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Allan; Charles Phillips; Michael Kerrigan; Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
ISBN: 0705436330 9780705436335
OCLC Number: 42443453
Notes: Created, edited and designed by Duncan Baird Publishers.
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: The Persian world (Empires of the sand --
Picture essay: Echoes of empire) --
Legends of the early world (The valleys of creation --
War at the heart of existence --
The goddess and the warrior --
The gods of ritual --
The first earthly kings --
Years of peace and plenty --
A perfect prince beguiled --
The slayer of demons --
Picture essay: The bounty of Paradise) --
The flames of wisdom (The birth of Zoroaster --
Forces of good and evil --
Tales of creation --
The division of animals --
Visions of the afterlife --
Evil vanquished --
Picture essay: Patterns of perfection) --
The epic of the kings (Zal the white-haired prince --
The boyhood of Rustam --
Sohrab and Rustam --
An ill-starred prince --
The battle with Akvan --
The wars between Iran and Turan --
Kay Khusrow's final victory --
Valorous Isfandiyar --
The death of Rustam --
Sikander the world conqueror --
A dream of kingdoms --
Picture essay: Magic from the sky) Land of the story-tellers (The book of 1,000 tales --
The quest for a distant lover --
Weaving tales of wonder --
Prince Ahmed and the peri Banu --
The envious sisters --
The captured bride --
The minstrel tradiion --
How chess came to Persia --
Love lost and found) --
The Persian legacy.
Series Title: Myth and mankind.
Other Titles: Persian myth
Responsibility: [writers, Tony Allan, Charles Phillips, Michael Kerrigan ; consultant, Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis].

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Includes legends of the early world of Persia, the epic of the Kings, Story-tellers, myths and mythology, and more.

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