Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings

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Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings

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Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings is the illustrated edition of the classic work written over one thousand years ago by Abolqasem Ferdowsi, one of Persia’s greatest poets. This new prose translation of the national epic is illuminated with over 500 pages of illustrations. The intricate illustrations in this edition have been created by award-winning graphic artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian, incorporating images from the pictorial tradition of the Persianate world from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The new translation and adaptation by Ahmad Sadri, retells the mythological and epic stories of the original poem in prose format. This Shahnameh is an extraordinary literary and artistic accomplishment.

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Sociology and Anthropology

ISBN

9781593720513

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Quantuck Lane Press, distributed by W. W. Norton

City

New York

Keywords

epics, Persian literature, illustrated books

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