Refresh and try again. Shahnameh/Book of Kings (Persian Text Series, New Series, No 1) (Language: Farsi (Majmau Ah-(R)I Mutaun-I Faarsai), SUNY Press; Revised, Updated ed. I have an older edition of this book. Abbas Amanat. Rather, he opts for a combination of prose and poetry that emulates the way that the Shahnameh is most often performed in a style called "Naqqali". What could be more epic and fascinating to a Persian soul than an well-crafted epic narration of Persian kings and heroes? And it's dense, and poetic, and lovely, and repetitive, and slightly boring, and I'm glad I read it, and I never will again, but I do wish I'd read it in a classroom setting, because I'm from a completely different culture, and I don't even have any friends that are from Iran, much less anyone that speaks Farsi. About the Book: 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. The Shahnameh, an epic poem recounting the foundation of Iran across mythical, heroic, and historical ages, is the beating heart of Persian literature and culture.Composed by Abu al-Qasem Ferdowsi over a thirty-year period and completed in the year 1010, the epic has entertained generations of readers and profoundly shaped Persian culture, society, and politics. Some of the characters live for hundreds of years (as do some of the characters in the Bible), but most have normal life spans. Since I only know a smattering of Persian, nor can I comment on Dick Davis' translation from the original into English, which I have heard is excellent, but cannot verify. This copy of the Shahnameh(Book of kings) was published by subscription in Bombay in 1906 by the Indian Parsi community. It is fascinating and I am enjoying it but that is not the only re. Picture this: you're a poet, you're Zoroastrian, it's about 1000 years after this Christ fellow (whom you don't know) got to meet his maker (curiously, himself), and you decide it would be a good idea to record the complete history of the great Persian empires whose final vestiges has been overrun by those pesky Moslems. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published There is a reason it is a cornerstone of Pers. که تـــــاج کیــــانــــــی کـــنـــد آرزو / تــفــو بــر تــو ای چــرخ گـــردون تفو. Download Full PDF Package. Worthy epic of a nation and people many many centuries old. Shahnameh:The Persian Book of Kings Abolqasam Ferdowsi 2007 Hardcover Used 4.5 out of 5 stars (3) 3 product ratings - Shahnameh:The Persian Book of Kings Abolqasam Ferdowsi 2007 Hardcover Used Abul-Qâsem Ferdowsi Tusi, or just Ferdowsi was a Persian poet and the author of Shahnameh, which is the world's longest epic poem created by a single poet Welcome to ShopiPersia.com ! ! , Penguin, 928 pages) is slightly condensed but widely available. Start by marking “Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I probably missed literally everything important in this poem. Almost every page is heavily annotated, with variant readings of nearly every line of the poem, based on numerous manuscript sources -- a sort of variorum edition, as it were. 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