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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>>]

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. Hanaway, emeritus, University of Pennsylvania. [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>>]

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. Amin Banani in Iran Nameh. [read more>>]