The Persian Book of Kings
An Epitome of the Shahnama of Firdawsi
By (author) B. W. Robinson
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Persian Book of Kings by B. W. Robinson
Book DescriptionThe Shahnama, written in the tenth century by Firdawsi, is the national epic poem of Persia. It chronicles at great length (nine volumes in the full English translation, currently out of print) the reigns and deeds of the earliest Persian kings, over fifty of them, in four dynasties - the Pishdadians, Kayanians, Ashkanians, and Sasanians. This book, illustrated with early Persian paintings which depict the deeds described, presents in easily accessible language a summary and re-telling of the Shahnama. It covers the entire epic in one volume, includes an introduction, together with lists of kings and dynasties, and thereby provides a concise overview of, and introduction to, this key work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780700716180
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author B. W. Robinson
Persian Paintings in the Collection of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hardback (January 1998)
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Fifteenth-Century Persian Painting, Paperback (March 1993)» View all books by B. W. Robinson
A discussion of the development of the different styles of 15th-century Persian painting, this study also considers a number of the problems and issues involved in establishing a methodology and system of classification for Persian painting of that period.
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