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Epic and Sedition: The Case of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh Paperback – 1 Jun 2006


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Sheds light on a great piece of world literature 11 May 2000
By Bukkene Bruse - Published on Amazon.com
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Davis shows that Ferdowsi's Shahnameh is not just a celebratory chronicle of Persian monarchy, but an examination of the relationship and duties between ruler and ruled. My first encounter with the Shahnameh was in high school where I was informed that the story of Rostam and Sohrab indicates an Iranian penchant for treachery. A Viking romance with essentially the same story somehow does not indicate the same for Norwegians.
It is hoped that Epic & Sedition will bring more attention to this great piece of world literature or at the very least dispell some of the more extreme Orientalist analyses of the poem.
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