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    Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings (Hardback) By (author) Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Translated by Ahmad Sadri, Adapted by Ahmad Sadri, Illustrated by Hamid Rahmanian, Foreword by Sheila R. Canby

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    DescriptionShahnameh is part myth, part history - beginning with the legend of the birth of the Persian nation. It contains magical birds, superhuman heroes and centuries-long battles. Written over 1,000 years ago, it was meant to protect Persian collective memory amidst a turbulent sea of cultural storms. Originally written in couplets, the new translation and adaptation by Ahmad Sadri retells the mythological tales in prose format. Hamid Rahmanian's spectacular illustrations were created from elements culled from thousands of illuminated manuscripts, lithographs and miniatures dating from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries, each panel becomes a new work of art, an exquisite collage of traditional forms.

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    The Epic of the Persian Kings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Translated by Ahmad Sadri, Adapted by Ahmad Sadri, Illustrated by Hamid Rahmanian, Foreword by Sheila R. Canby
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 381 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 3,062 g
    ISBN 13: 9781593720513
    ISBN 10: 1593720513

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: POE013000, ART015060
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 891.5511
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PK6562.29.A83 S43 2013
    DC22: 891/.55, 891.5534
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: AGA, DCF
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FB
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    500 four-colour illustrations
    The Quantuck Lane Press
    Imprint name
    The Quantuck Lane Press
    Publication date
    20 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Hamid Rahmanian is an internationally respected filmmaker and graphic artist. Ahmad Sadri is the professor of Sociology and Anthropology and James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies at Lake Forest College.
    Review quote
    "Epic Iranian tale gets intimate upgrade...For all of its many adaptations, [Shahnameh] has remained largely unknown in the west except in scholarly circles and among Iranians. But New York - based artist Hamid Rahmanian's recent illustrated rendition with translator Ahmad Sadri of, Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings could change that." The Guardian "Shahnameh, a Persian Masterpiece, Still Relevant Today." The Wall Street Journal "This edition is simply breathtaking: 600 illustrations dance across every page, each telling a story in a thousand intricate and beautiful artistic flourishes. Accompanied by a translation of the text that is charming, accessible, and rich in the nuances of the Persian language, it is a treasure that will be cherished and handed down to subsequent generations. Huffington Post