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Title Shahnameh : the epic of the Persian kings / Ferdowsi ; illustrations & design, Hamid Rahmanian ; translation & adaptation, Ahmad Sadri ; editorial director, Melissa Hibbard ; foreword by Sheila Canby.
Author Sadri, Ahmad, author, translator.
Publication New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
Copyright date ©2013
Edition First Liveright edition.
Description xv, 570 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 32 cm
Call # 891.55 S
Note Issued in slipcase.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Ferdowsi's classic poem Shahnameh is part myth, part history-beginning with the legend of the birth of the Persian nation and its tumultuous history, it contains magical birds and superhuman heroes and centuries-long battles. Written over 1,000 years ago, it was meant to protect Persian collective memory amidst a turbulent sea of cultural storms. Originally written in couplets, the translation and adaptation by Ahmad Sadri retells the mythological tales in prose format. The spectacular illustrations in this edition were created from elements culled from thousands of manuscripts, lithographs, and miniatures dating from the thirteenth through the nineteenth centuries, and each panel becomes a new work of art, an exquisite collage of traditional forms.
Subject Firdawsī. Shāhnāmah -- Adaptations.
Shāhnāmah (Firdawsī) (OCoLC)fst01357173
Epic literature, Persian.
Epic literature, Persian. (OCoLC)fst00913764
Genre Adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01423910
Addl. Author Prose adaptation of (work): Firdawsī. Shāhnāmah.
Canby, Sheila R., writer of foreword.
Rahmanian, Hamid, illustrator, designer.
ISBN 1631494465 (hardback) :
9781631494468 (hardback) :

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