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by Abolqasem Ferdowsi,Dick Davis

eBook Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vol. 3 download ISBN: 093421168X
Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi,Dick Davis
Publisher: Mage Publishers (December 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 552
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Category: Literature
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Sunset of Empire: Stories. has been added to your Cart. FERDOWSI was born in Khorasan in a village near Tus, in 940. His great epic the Shahnameh, to which he devoted most of his adult life, was originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan, who were the chief instigators of the revival of Persian cultural traditions after the Arab conquest of the seventh century. During Ferdowsi's lifetime this dynasty was conquered by the Ghaznavid Turks, and there are various stories in medieval texts describing the lack of interest shown by the new ruler of Khorasan, Mahmud of Ghazni, in Ferdowsi and his lifework.

Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vol. 3 by Abolqasem Ferdowsi Hardcover . Ferdowsi is said to have died around 1020 in poverty and embittered by royal neglect, though confident of his and his poem's ultimate fame.

Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). DICK DAVIS was born to English and Italian parents in 1945 and educated at King's College, Cambridge (. in English Literature). In 1970 while pursuing a career in poetry and literature and teaching in Greece he visited a friend in Iran. While there, he fell ill and was nursed to health by a Persian woman, whom he eventually married.

Sunset of Empire book. Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Dick Davis (Introduction)

Sunset of Empire book. Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Dick Davis (Introduction). Among the masterpieces of world literature, perhaps the least familiar to English readers is the Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh, in Persian). Breathtaking miniatures from the finest Persian Shahnameh manuscripts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many of them published here for the first time, heighten the emotional impact of the text. 3. 1 List.

By Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Translated by Dick Davis from the original Persian In Poetry Tagged In 10th . With our third and final volume of stories from the Shahnameh we move from mythology and legend to romanticized history

By Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Translated by Dick Davis from the original Persian In Poetry Tagged In 10th Century, 11th Century, and Books by Dick Davis. 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 . are reflected in the stirring and poignant narratives of Ferdowsi, the master poet who took on himself the task of preserving his country’s great pre-Islamic heritage.

With our third and final volume of stories from the Shahnameh we move from mythology . Save on Non-Fiction Books. Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days

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 Macedons conquest to the Arab invasion of the 7th century CE are reflected in the stirring and poignant narratives of Ferdowsi, the master poet who took on himself the task of preserving his countrys great pre-Islamic heritage. Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- Save on Non-Fiction Books.

Abolqasem Ferdowsi was born in Khorasan in a village near Tus in 94.

Abolqasem Ferdowsi was born in Khorasan in a village near Tus in 940. His great epic, Shahnameh, was originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan. Ferdowsi died around 1020 in poverty. Dick Davis is currently professor of Persian at Ohio State University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His translations from Persian include The Lion and the Throne, Fathers and Sons, and Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vols.

by Abolqasem Ferdowsi. Other authors: Dick Davis (Translator). Series: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi (3). Members. Here the mighty events that shook ancient Persia from the time of Alexander of Macedon's conquest to the Arab invasion of the 7th century CE are reflected in the stirring and poignant narratives of Ferdowsi, the master poet who took on himself the task of preserving his country's great pre-Islamic heritage.

Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi. Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Dick Davis, Firdawsi. Details about Sunset of Empire: With our third and final volume of stories from the Shahnameh we move from mythology and legend to romanticized history.

Abul-Qâsem Ferdowsi Tusi (Persian: ابوالقاسم فردوسی طوسی‎; c. 940–1020), or just Ferdowsi (فردوسی) was a Persian poet and the author of Shahnameh ("Book of Kings"), which is the world's longest epic poem created by a single poet, and . . 940–1020), or just Ferdowsi (فردوسی) was a Persian poet and the author of Shahnameh ("Book of Kings"), which is the world's longest epic poem created by a single poet, and the national epic of Greater Iran. Ferdowsi is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of literature.

Among the masterpieces of world literature, perhaps the least familiar to English readers is the Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh, in Persian). This prodigious national epic, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between 980 and 1010, tells the story of ancient Persia, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab-Islamic invasion. With our third and final volume of stories from the Shahnameh we move from mythology and legend to romanticised history. of Macedon's conquest to the Arab invasion of the seventh century C.E. are reflected in the stirring and poignant narratives of Ferdowsi, the master poet who took on himself the task of preserving his country's great pre-Islamic heritage. We see vast empires rise and fall, the rule of noble kings and cruel tyrants, the fortunes of a people buffeted by contending tides of history. Larger than life individuals are vividly depicted -- the impulsive, pleasure-loving king Bahram Gur, the wise vizier Bozarjmehr, the brave rebel Bahram Chubineh, his loyal defiant sister Gordyeh, and many others -- but we also see many vignettes of everyday life in the villages and towns of ancient Persia, and in this part of the Shahnameh Ferdowsi indulges his talent for sly humour much more than in the earlier tales. end of an era is recorded and Ferdowsi and his characters look with foreboding towards an unstable and fearful future. Breathtaking miniatures from the finest Persian Shahnameh manuscripts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many of them published here for the first time, heighten the emotional impact of the text.
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Excellent translation by Dick Davis of the epic Persian Book of Kings.
GAMER
This book is incredible: the stories are wonderful, the poetry is truely superb and beautifully represents the original, and the illustrations are out of this world. For the first time in the past 30 years I saw Persian miniatures I had never seen before. This is a wonderful translation of the last third of the Shahnameh--the least known stories and some of the most touching, specially the beautiful verses of Barbad for Khosrow Parviz and Rostam-e Hormozd's final letter to his brother before the Arab invasion. Buy this trilogy, it's well worth the price and will soon be worth twice as much.