Shahnameh

The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez.

Shahnameh

The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition A Penguin Classic Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Shahnameh
Language: en
Pages: 1040
Authors: Abolqasem Ferdowsi
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-08 - Publisher: Penguin

The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition A Penguin Classic Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100
Shahnameh
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Ferdowsi, Sheila Canby, Ahmad Sadri, Hamid Rahmanian
Categories: Epic literature, Persian
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-07 - Publisher:

A collection of stories and myths from ancient Iran filled with kings, heroes, princesses, magical animals, and demons. Written as an epic poem by the poet Ferdowsi in the 10th century and retold here in prose.
Poet and Hero in the Persian Book of Kings
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Olga M. Davidson
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-15 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

A masterpiece of Persian Classical epic, the Shahnama or Book of Kings was composed by Abu'l-Qasem Ferdowsi at the beginning of the eleventh century. Because the Shahnama presents itself as a chronicle of the reigns of the shahs from the primordial founders to the Sasanian dynasty which ended in 651,
The Persian Book of Kings
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: B W Robinson, B. W. Robinson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-16 - Publisher: Routledge

The Shahnama, written in the tenth century by Firdawsi, is the national epic poem of Persia. It chronicles at great length (nine volumes in the full English translation, currently out of print) the reigns and deeds of the earliest Persian kings, over fifty of them, in four dynasties - the
The Persian Book of Kings
Language: en
Pages: 142
Authors: Firuza Abdullaeva, Charles Peter Melville
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

Firdausi's great epic poem, The Book of Kings or Shahnama, does for the formative myths, legends and early history of Iran what Homer's tales do for the ancient Mediterranean civilizations. It narrates the history of mankind from the creation of the world, putting Iran at the centre of the Universe,