Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings
Ferdowsi's epic poem Shahnameh is part myth, part history-it begins with the legend of the birth of the Persian nation and its tumultuous history. It contains magical birds, and superhuman heroes, and centuries-long battles. Written over 1,000 years ago, it was meant to protect Persian collective memory amdist a turbulent sea cultural storms. Originally written in couplets, the new translation and adaptation by Ahmad Sadri retells the mythological tales in prose format. The Library's exhibit, A Thousand Years of the Persian Book, traced Persia's rich history including Shahnameh.
Hardcover, 592 pages. 14.5" x 8.8" x 2.2". More than 500 color illustrations.