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SHAHNAMEH: The Persian Book of Kings

SHAHNAMEH: The Persian Book of Kings

“It is almost impossible to exaggerate the influence of [the Shahnameh] on the national culture of Iran…it marks the definitive emergence of New Persian as a language of literature and culture… in much the same way as the Authorized Version of the Bible anchored English.[read more>>]

The Lion and the Throne: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi: Vol. I

Among the masterpieces of world literature, perhaps the least familiar to English readers is the Persian book of Kings (Shahnameh, in Persian).[read more>>]

Fathers and Sons: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi: Volume II

“This splendid book is the second in a projected set of three volumes that will recount all the major events of the Persian national epic, the Shahnama or Book of Kings. Written in rhyming couplets by the poet Firdawsi and completed in about 1010, the epic runs to more than 40,000 lines.” – W. L.[read more>>]

Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi: Volume III

Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi: Volume III

With our third and final volume of stories from the Shahnameh we move from mythology and legend to romanticized history. Here the mighty events that shook ancient Persia from the time of Alexander of Macedon’s conquest to the Arab invasion of the seventh century C.E.[read more>>]

When They Broke Down The Door: Poems

The power of poetry to map the human heart has been a hallmark of Persian culture for at least a thousand years, and Fatemeh Shams wields it unforgettably.[read more>>]