Shahnameh Poem by Ferdowsi, Bilingual Persian and English


Shahnameh Poem by Ferdowsi, Bilingual Persian and English is one of the books that all poetry lovers should have this book. This edition has all poems in Persian, but not all of them have been translated to English.

The Shahnameh  lit. ’ ‘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 (two-line verses), the Shahnameh is one of the world’s longest epic poems. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Muslim conquest in the seventh century. Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by Persian culture such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan celebrate this national epic.

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