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Read & Download Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) 104 Summary ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Abolqasem Ferdowsi characters Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) Learly 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 conuest The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond as attested by their appearance in such works as The. The first page in the copy that was sent me is page xxxiii of the Introduction the Forward is entirely missing This should have been in an irregulars bin

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Read & Download Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) 104 Summary ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Abolqasem Ferdowsi characters Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez For than sixty five years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1500titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators. Davis says in his excellent introduction but don t try to read it before reading the text unless you are already an aficionado of Persian history and literature that he is writing for the general readerWell that s me and he has done a cracking job At first his gentle rhythmical apparently simplistic style can seem na ve until as the centuries of years and pages pass you start to get the wisdom of the philosophy of the text which somehow goes with the beguiling rhythms of the speech somewhat like a long fairy tale spoken out loud from a rocking chairI felt I had learned a huge amount of the spirit the culture and the wisdom of ancient PersiaThis ancient poem mostly translated into poetical prose tells the story of Persia from than a thousand years BC up until the triumph of Islam and indeed commences with a creation myth It was written perhaps based on written and oral records about 1000 years ago at a time when there was a particular interest in pre Islamic culture The author Ferdowsi speaks with a voice representing the religion of the time pre Zoroastrian or Zoroastrian For reasons that Davis is unable to entirely explain it misses out the great Persian Emperors any student of ancient history is familiar with like Cyrus Xerxes etc Davis thinks the author Ferdowsi was spellbound by the history of Eastern PersiaWestern Afghanistan which especially the earlier part actually coversIt does include a fascinating account of Alexander called Sekander which account as Davis mentions divides the earlier accounts of fantastic heroes most notably Rostam and the later modern and morally ambiguous historical tales of the Sasanid kingsAll these tales are however told with relish for the drama inherent in themThe Persian style appears to be one of delight in this world the women the wine the countless jewels and wealth but at the same time religious devotion and brief but profound meditations on morality descend on us typically at the end of every adventureThis book is a great delight and anyone who likes a good tale and has an interest in Persian history is in for a treat

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Read & Download Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) 104 Summary ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Abolqasem Ferdowsi characters Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Irannow newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English language editionA Penguin Classic Dick Davisour pre eminent translator from the Persian The Washington Posthas revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsis masterpiece adding than 100 pages of newly translated text Daviss elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly interspersed sparingly with c. this is an expanded edition of Davis s earlier excellent translation of uite a very good thing it is a delight to read and invites total immersion in this historical and literary world as a general reader i was entranced by Ferdowsi s universe and Davis s language this work elucidates the history of the entire vast region and period in a way which provides great pleasure in the work itself admiration for its ethical and aesthetic universe and better understanding of today s shifting alliances and dreadful conflicts as well as circumstances in our own parlous times and characters in our own deplorable politics Davis s fine introduction mentions that it was impossible to include the entire work in this edition and pressed by this stricture the decision to leave out some of the moral minutiae as being of less interest to contemporary readers certainly we could all benefit today from contemplation of moral teachings and from access to of Ferdowsi s compelling work in Davis s felicitous and seemingly transparent translation


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    EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi The Shahnameh is an amazingly text of massive scope. It begins in legendary prehistory and continues to the Arab Conquest of Iran. Along the way you will meet complex, compelling characters who are often locked against each other in a tragic trajectory. Despite its didactic elements, the Shahmaneh offers plenty of moral ambiguity and elicits sympathy for both rising heroes and those whose stars have started to wane. The

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    Summary ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Abolqasem Ferdowsi EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi The content itself is obviously great, 5/5 stars for that. It has been rewritten in English very well and reads fluidly. The only disappointment I have with this purchase that lead to this one star review is the condition the book is in when it arrives This is my second time buying this book, and BOTH times the book arrived beat up

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    EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi this is an expanded edition of Davis's earlier excellent translation. of quite a very good thing. it is a delight to read and invites total immersion in this historical and literary world. as a general reader i was entranced by Ferdowsi's universe and Davis's language. this work elucidates the history of the entire vast region and period in a way which provides great pleasure in the work itself, admiration for its ethical and aesthetic u

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    EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi Abolqasem Ferdowsi ↠ 4 Read & Download The first page in the copy that was sent me is page xxxiii of the Introduction; the Forward is entirely missing. This should have been in an irregulars bin

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    EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi I got this book just today.
    Some pages are missing in the introduction and there is no forward by Azar Nafisi. I will return it tomorrow.

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    characters Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi I expected a cleaner copy. The book is fairly used and old.

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    EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi Ferdowsi says it took him Thirty years to write Shahnameh , Davis does a great job in translation of this massive book of ancient Persian history !! I strongly suggest this book to anyone who is interested.

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    EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi Summary ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Abolqasem Ferdowsi characters Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) I love the way the translator was able to maintain a poetic feeling and an epic scale throughout a long and complex set of stories and characters. Mythic in a wonderful way.

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    EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi Davis says in his excellent introduction (but don’t try to read it before reading the text unless you are already an af

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    Summary ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Abolqasem Ferdowsi Abolqasem Ferdowsi ↠ 4 Read & Download characters Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) Having watched a documentary on Persia, I decided I had to read this Iranian national epic and this abridged translation seemed to be the best one available. At over 900 pages it is a very long saga of quarreling k

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    characters Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) Abolqasem Ferdowsi ↠ 4 Read & Download Summary ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Abolqasem Ferdowsi This may well be the great Persian epic, but in that case Heaven help Iran. There are occasional moments of relief, like Kay Khusrow's self analysis, or Ardeshir's just administration, but these are only oases in a desert of vaunting vainglory sprinkled with base treachery. I've long felt I ought to read it, and

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    EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi Summary ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Abolqasem Ferdowsi characters Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) The book is large, but the writing has the easy movement of a folk story. A great insight into Iranian myth and history.

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    EBOOK FREE ( Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)) Ø Abolqasem Ferdowsi Summary ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Abolqasem Ferdowsi Heard so much about this on Art of Persia curios to learn. The translation has such a good flow a pleasure to read

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  • Paperback
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  • Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)
  • Abolqasem Ferdowsi
  • English
  • 12 August 2018
  • 0143108328