THE SHAHNAMEH  THE PERSIAN EPIC AS WORLD LITERATURE
$39.95

In this book, Hamid Dabashi brings the Shahnameh to renewed global attention, encapsulating a lifetime of learning and teaching the Persian epic for a new generation of readers. The Shahnameh, an epic poem recounting the foundation of Iran across mythical, heroic, and historical ages, is the beating heart of Persian literature and culture. Composed by Abu al-Qasem Ferdowsi over a thirty-year period and completed in the year 1010, the epic has entertained generations of readers and profoundly shaped Persian culture, society, and politics.

  • Author: Hamid Dabashi
  • 256 pages, hardcover
  • approx. 9 1/2 x 6 inches
  • Publication: 2019