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By Robert Hillenbrand

Shahnama: The visible Language of the Persian booklet of Kings provides the 1st entire exam of the interaction among textual content and photo within the celebrated Persian nationwide epic, the Shahnama, written by means of the poet Firdausi of Tus. The Shahnama is likely one of the longest poems ever composed and recounts the heritage of Iran from the sunrise of time to the Muslim Arab conquests of the 7th century advert. there is not any Persian textual content, in prose or poetry, which has been so often and lavishly illustrated. delivering clean insights via a number various art-historical ways to the Shahnama, the essays during this quantity display how the sophisticated changes in textual content and snapshot serve to rfile alterations in flavor and elegance and will be understood as reflections of the altering function of the nationwide epic within the mind's eye of Iranians and the both altering messages - frequently political in nature - which the common tales have been made to show over the centuries.

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