The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (Wisehouse Classics - The Authoritative Edition)

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Adı:
The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia
Yazar:
Alt başlık:
Wisehouse Classics - The Authoritative Edition
Baskı tarihi:
15 Eylül 2017
Sayfa sayısı:
156
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9789176373873
Dil:
English
Yayınevi:
Wisehouse Classics
The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan) celebrate this national epic.

The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of the ethno-national cultural identity of modern-day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. It is also important to the contemporary adherents of Zoroastrianism, in that it traces the historical links between the beginnings of the religion with the death of the last Sassanid ruler of Persia during the Muslim conquest and an end to the Zoroastrian influence in Iran.
Mert Öncel
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4/5 Stars.

The world's longest epic poem written by a single poet and oh boy it was long. It took me 23 days to finish it not because it is long but because I forgot that I was reading this book on my Kindle.

I could not help myself but to compare it to Odyssey and there are surely a lot of similarities between two works. So, if you like Odyssey you will most likely love this one as well.

I especially enjoyed the chapters related to Feridoun and his sons and also Rustem. Many chapters are actually related to Rustem, his life and his family. He is some kind of a protagonist in the book but the book in general deals with a vast time period.

In general, I really enjoyed the book. Even though there are some parts that I considered boring, it is still worth your time.
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Adı:
The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia
Yazar:
Alt başlık:
Wisehouse Classics - The Authoritative Edition
Baskı tarihi:
15 Eylül 2017
Sayfa sayısı:
156
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9789176373873
Dil:
English
Yayınevi:
Wisehouse Classics
The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan) celebrate this national epic.

The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of the ethno-national cultural identity of modern-day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. It is also important to the contemporary adherents of Zoroastrianism, in that it traces the historical links between the beginnings of the religion with the death of the last Sassanid ruler of Persia during the Muslim conquest and an end to the Zoroastrian influence in Iran.

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