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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>>]

ROSTAM: Tales of Love and War from Persia’s Book of Kings

ROSTAM: Tales of Love and War from Persia’s Book of Kings

“Davis’s wonderful translation will show Western readers why Ferdowsi’s masterpiece is one of the most revered and most beloved classics in the Persian world.” – Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner”.[read more>>]

The Legend of Seyavash: Persian Classics Series

The Legend of Seyavash: Persian Classics Series

The Legend of Seyavash comes from the middle section of the Shahnameh, Iran’s national epic by the poet Ferdowsi (c 940–c 1020) and presents a world of warfare, military prowess, romance, guile, and fierce tribal loyalty.[read more>>]

In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar

In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar

“Jerome Clinton with his lively and supple blank verse line continues to lift Ferdowsi out of the 10th and 11th centuries and beautifully into the present.” – Coleman Barks, translator of “The Essential Rumi”.[read more>>]

In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar

In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar (Kindle/iPad Version)

“Jerome Clinton with his lively and supple blank verse line continues to lift Ferdowsi out of the 10th and 11th centuries and beautifully into the present.” – Coleman Barks, translator of “The Essential Rumi”.[read more>>]

Epic and Sedition: The Case of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh

Epic and Sedition: The Case of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh

“Epic and Sedition is the best book on the Shahnameh to have appeared for many years, we recommend that all those concerned with literature and culture read it.” – Dr.[read more>>]

Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams

Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams

“Dick Davis’s translation of the best of Persia’s medieval short poetry, borrowed ware, is a wonderful book, suffused with love, beautifully produced and with a comprehensive introduction to Persian courtly poetry.” – The Independent.[read more>>]

At Home, and Far from Home: Poems on Iran and Persian Culture

At Home, and Far from Home: Poems on Iran and Persian Culture

“The cultural diversity of his life is reflected in the variety of his poems–in their skillfully handled formal range, in the scope of their subject-matter and in their commitment to an ideal of civilized life shared by many cultures.[read more>>]

Another Birth and Other Poems

Another Birth and Other Poems (Kindle/iPad Version)

This eBook of poems of Forugh Farrokhzad are fiercely honest, insightful, and often wonderfully lyrical.[read more>>]

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

Obeyd-e Zakani, who died in 1372 is among the great poets of Iran but little known in the West. This selection of his work is the first to be translated into English.[read more>>]