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Epic of the Kings [Shahnameh]

Translated from the Persian by Reuben Levy. Introduction by Dick Davis

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Published: 1996
Page #: xlvi + 423
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-56859-035-0
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Ferdowsi's monumental tenth-century epic, the Shahnameh (The Epic of the Kings), is a compendium of Iranian myths, legends, and events of the ancient past. It is set within a framework of Persian traditional history from the creation to the collapse of the Iranian empire in the seventh-century C.E. One of the three major heroic epics produced in Asia (the others being the Indian Mahabharata and Ramayana), the Shahnameh has been considered over the centuries the greatest work of Persian literature and the strongest pillar of Persian identity. In his lucid prose translation of the Shahnameh the late Professor Reuben Levy has preserved the descriptive beauty and the dramatic tension of the original work.

author

Abolqasem Ferdowsi

Foreword by Ehsan Yarshater
Preface by Amin Banani
Introduction by Dick Davis
Prologue by Rueben Levy
Translator's Notes.

THE POET'S INTRODUCTION
I. THE REIGN OF KEYUMARS
II. THE REIGN OF HOSHANG
III. THE REIGN OF JAMSHID
IV. FARIDON
V. ZAL
VI. ROSTAM
VII. SIYAVOSH
VIII. KEY KHOSROW
IX. ROSTAM AND AKVAN THE DIV
X. THE ADVENTURE OF BIZHAN AND MANIZHA
XI. THE LATTER DAYS OF KEY KHOSROW
XII. LOHRASP AND GOSHTASP
XIII. GOSHTASP AND ZARDOSHT
XIV. ESFANDIYAR AND ROSTAM
XV. GOSHTASP SURRENDERS THE KINGSHIP TO BAHMAN
XVI. THE STORY OF BAHMAN SON OF ESFANDIYAR
XVII. THE STORY OF DARAB
XVIII. THE REIGN OF DARA SON OF DARAB
XIX. THE HISTORY OF SEKANDAR
XX. THE ADVENTURES OF SEKANDAR
XXI. RULE OF THE ASHKANI [ARSACID OR PARTHIAN] KIN GS
XXIl. THE DYNASTY OF SASAN
XXIIl. THE STORY OF HAFTVAD AND THE WORM
XXIV. THE REIGN OF ARDASHIR
XXV. THE REIGN OF SHAPUR, SON OF ARDASHIR HIS WAR
WITH THE ROMANS
XXVI. THE REIGN OF SHAPUR ZU'LAKTAF
XVII. YAZDEGERD THE SINNER
XVIII. THE FAMINE IN THE REIGN OF PIRUZ
XXIX. THE REIGN OF QOBAD
XXX. THE R EIGN OF KASRA.NUSHIRVAN
XXXI. BOZORGMEHR THE WISE VAZIR
XXXII. THE REIGN OF HORMAZD
XXXIII. KHOSROW PARVIZ COMES TO THE THRONE
XXXIV. THE REIGN OF BAHRAM CHUBINA
XXXV. FERDOWSI'S LAMENT FOR THE DEATH OF HIS SON
XXXVI. BAHRAM CHUBINA IN CHINA
XXXVII. THE STORY OF GORDIYA, SISTER OF BAHRAM
XXXVIII. THE ROMANCE OF KHOSROW PARVIZ AND SHIRIN
XXXIX. SHIRUY AND SHIRIN, WIFE OF KHOSROW PARVIZ
XL. THE REIGN OF ARDASHIR SON OF SHIRUY
XLI. THE REIGN OF GORAZ KNOWN AS FARAYIN
XLII. THE REIGN OF PURAN DOK HT
XLIII. THE REIGN OF FARROKHZAD
XLIV. THE REIGN OF YAZDEGERD
XLV. MAHUY ASCENDS THE THRONE
XLVI. THE CONCLUSION OF THE SHAHNAMEH

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