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The Lion & the Throne: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Volume I

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Among the masterpieces of world literature, perhaps the least familiar to English readers is the Iranian Book of Kings (Shahnameh, in Persian). This prodigious national epic, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between 980 and 1010 AD, tells the story of ancient Persia, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab-Islamic invasion in the 7th centur ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 9th 2004 by Mage Publishers (first published October 1st 1997)
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Alboqasem Ferdowsi (Persian: ابوالقاسم فردوسی), the son of a wealthy land owner, was born in 935 in a small village named Paj near Tus in Khorasan which is situated in today's Razavi Khorasan province in Iran.
He devoted more than 35 years to his great epic, the Shāhnāmeh. It was originally composed for presentation to the Samanid princes of Khorasan, who were the chief instigators of the revival o
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Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings رستم و سهراب رستم و اسفنديار The Legend of Seyavash شاهنامۀ حکیم ابوالقاسم فردوسی: مجلّدِ یکم / Book of Kings (Vol. 1)

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