The Epic of the Kings: Shah-Nama, the national epic of Persia

The Epic of the Kings: Shah-Nama, the national epic of Persia

Ferdowsi


Translated through Reuben Levy

‘Among the numerous nationwide poets of old Persia, Ferdowsi might be the greatest...In this brilliant translation of the epic, the Western reader wouldn't fail to figure transparent equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise misplaced or the Canterbury Tales.’ Islamic Review
The Shah-nama is the nationwide epic poem of Persia. Written within the 10th century it comprises the country’s myths, legends and old memories. This variation makes to be had a useful prose translation choosing the main consultant elements of the unique together with the tales of Rustum, the large hero and his son Sohrab.

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