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The tenth century Persian poet Ferdowsi was the author of ‘Shahnameh’ (Book of Kings), the Persian national epic poem. The Persians regard Ferdowsi as the greatest of their poets and his enormous epic poem is revered as the history of their country’s glorious past, preserved for all time in sonorous and majestic verse. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Ferdowsi’s ‘Shahnameh’, with multiple translations, related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ferdowsi’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Ferdowsi’s life and poetry
* Images of how the epic was first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the epic poem
* Multiple translations of the ‘Shahnameh’
* Includes James Atkinson’s celebrated translation, with hyperlinked footnotes
* Easily locate the sections you want to read
* Features three biographies — explore Ferdowsi’s Persian world


The Life and Poetry of Ferdowsi
Brief Introduction: Ferdowsi
Shahnameh: James Atkinson Translation (1823)
Shahnameh: Helen Zimmern Translation (1883)

The Biographies
Persian Poetry (1893) by Elizabeth A. Reed
Special Introduction to Persian Literature (1900) by Richard J. H. Gottheil
Firdousi (1911) by Edward Henry Palmer

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