The Epic of the Kings: Shāh-nāma, the National Epic of Persia

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Mazda Publishers, Incorporated, 1996 - Poetry - 423 pages
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This is a collection of Persian folktales - translated by and Englishman ina way that preserves some of the poetry and intent of the tenth century work. Many of these stories will be familiar to ... Read full review

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What Nldeke called the iranische Nationalepos (the Iranian national epic), Ferdowsi's Shahnameh ('King-book') is the basis of Iranian identity. Based on an older prose translation of an earlier ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Ehsan Yarshater
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Introduction to Reuben Levys translation
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Prologue by Reuben Levy
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