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The Text of Ferdowsis Shahnama and
Singer of Tales and Book of Kings
Rostam the CrownBestower
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Abu Mansur Afrasiyab Albert Lord Alishan ancient Apam Napat Arabic archetypal argued argumentation assumption Avestan Battle of Carrhae Bertels blame Blois boasting Book of Kings Boyce claim classical Persian comparative context crown-bestower Davidson Davis dehqdn earlier epic narrative epic tradition epithet tdjbakhsh Esfandiyar evidence farr father feast Ferdowsi Ferdowsi's poetic Ferdowsi's Shdhndma formulaic genre Georges Dumezil Greek Herakles hero Rostam heroic Herzfeld Homeric Iliad Indo-European Indo-Iranian Iran Iranian Kalila and Dimna Kay Khosrow Khaleghi-Motlagh khwdn kingship lines living oral traditions Lord's Martin medieval methods Milman Parry mobad Mohl Vol Moscow edition Muellner myth mythical Nagy narration Noldeke oral poetic traditions oral poetry Pahlavi parallel Parry performance Persian literature Persian poetry Pickens poet praise Puhvel Qobad quoted rdjasuya reference retelling ritual Rostam Shah Singer Skjaerv0 Sohrab South Slavic stylized sub-genre Tahmina theme variae lectiones variant readings verbal duel warrior women's lament words xvardnah Yarshater Zwettler