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The Shahnameh: The Persian Epic as World Literature

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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. For a millennium, Iranian and Persian-speaking people around the globe have read, memorized, discussed, performed, adapted, and loved the poem. In this book, Hamid ...

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0231183445

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9780231183444

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The Shahnameh: The Persian Epic as World Literature
2019, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231183444

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