Ferdowsi

Hakim Abu Al-Qasem Mansoor Ferdowsi (940-1020?) is best remembered today for the epic poem the Shahnameh, or "Book Of Kings." Born in Toos, Ferdowsi is said to have begun writing the poem in order to pay his only child's bridal dowry. It was commissioned by the Samanid princes of Khorasan, who were the chief instigators of the revival of Persian cultural traditions after the Arab conquest of the seventh century. An important feature of this work is that, even though the Arabic language was considered the main language of science and literature at the time, Ferdowsi used only Persian in his masterpiece. As Ferdowsi himself said, "The Persian language is revived by this work." It is part of the reason why many Persians know at least part of this poem by heart and it is still frequently read and recited today. The poem was completed in CE 1010; the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named the year 2010 in Ferdowsi's honor to mark the millennial anniversary of his masterpiece.

Ferdowsi's Tomb in Toos

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9789648741636 Ferdowsi. Shahnameh.  Poetry, 692 pages, col. ill, 29.5 cm. This unabridged edition includes 42 Persian miniatures. Four columns of text per page. The text is entirely in Persian. Click here for sample pages. Tehran: Gooya, 1368 (2011 CE). Hardcover.

Package dimensions: 14" x 10" x 4"  Weight: 5-6 pounds.

2 $225.00
9789648741636 Ferdowsi. Shahnameh.  Poetry, 692 pages, col. ill, 29.5 cm. This unabridged edition includes 42 Persian miniatures. Four columns of text per page. The text is entirely in Persian. Tehran: Gooya, 1368 (2011 CE). Hardcover.

Note: there is damage to the upper spine and the binding is loose inside the front cover.  It could be repaired easily by a professional; however, because of this, we are offering this copy at a 64% discount from the original price.

Package dimensions: 14" x 10" x 4"  Weight: 5-6 pounds.

1 $145.00
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9643062088

Ferdowsi. Shahnameh translated into English by Reuben Levy.  Poetry, 189 pages, col. ill., 23 cm. Text in English.  Part of the Persian World Heritage Series. Tehran: Yassavoli, 2010. 4th Edition. Hardcover.

Package: 11" x 11" x 3"  Weight: 2-3 pounds.

1 $125.00
223045593

9643062088

 

Ferdowsi. Shahnameh translated into English by Reuben Levy.  Poetry, 189 pages, col. ill., 23 cm. Text in English.  Part of the Persian World Heritage Series. Tehran: Yassavoli, 2009. 3rd Edition. Hardcover.

Package: 11" x 11" x 3"  Weight: 2-3 pounds.

1 $125.00
  Yousefi, Faride. Women in the Shahnameh: Social and Political Places. Lit Criticism, 214 pages, ill, 27 cm. With text in both English and Persian (107 pages each), this book presents an analysis of the role of Persian women, not only as portrayed in Ferdowsi's epic poem but also in the socio-political context of the times.Tehran: Shelfin Publications, 2007. 214 pages. No ISBN. Softcover. 1 $42.00
9789641520566 Ferdowsi. The Shahnameh. Poetry, 1591 pages, 26 cm. A complete, unabridged edition. Two columns of text per page. Text entirely in Persian. This edition contains 5 Persian Miniature illustrations. Tehran: Payam-e Etela'at, 1389 (2010 CE). 3rd Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket and slipcase. (Note: we had to open the shrinkwrap to ensure the book was intact and had no binding problems, which are common with Persian publishers, but the book is brand new.)

Package dimensions: 12" x 9" x 6"  Shipping weight: 7.2 lbs.  Out of Stock

0 $199.00

223045593

9643062082

Ferdowsi. Shahnameh translated into English by Reuben Levy.  Poetry, 212 pages, col. ill., 23 cm. Text in English.  Part of the Persian World Heritage Series. Tehran: Yassavoli, 2001.  2nd Edition. Hardcover.

Package: 11" x 11" x 3"  Weight: 2-3 pounds.  Out of Stock

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Five Stories from the Shahnameh, a five-volume set of Ferdowsi's best-known stories from this masterpiece of Persian literature. Text in Persian and English.  This special edition was originally published in May 1992 CE (Persian Year 1370) to commemorate the millennium of Ferdowsi's birth. It was a limited edition, but proved so popular that Atelie Honar of Tehran re-issued it in 2007. It is excellent for cross-cultural studies or an introduction to Persian history. Translated into English by Fatemeh Soltani Yekta; Banafsheh Keynoush, ed. Illustrations by Salashoor, with calligraphy by Majid-e-Fedaye Manesh.  Condition:  New.  Each volume hardcover with dust jacket; most hardcover books from Iranian publishers have binding imperfections.

All five volumes are facsimile illuminated manuscripts, which means every text page has a floral border that contains animals and birds, such as peacock, deer, the legendary bird Simorgh carrying Rustam's baby, a pegasus (winged horse), snake, tiger, swan and bird of paradise.

Each volume also has a painting of the author, Ferdowsi. See the individual volume description for more details.

Individual book package dimensions: 11" x 9" x 2" Weight: 2-3 pounds.


ISBN: 9646309062. OCLC: 53346582.
$45.00 per book or entire 5-Volume set (5) is $200.00 

Click on a picture to see additional details and images from each volume.

Volume 1: Zal and Rudaba

Volume 2: Siyawush and Sudaba

Volume 3: Rustam and Suhrab

Volume 4: Bizhan and Manizha

Volume 5: Rustam and Asfandiyar

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9786005091335 Ferdowsi. The Shahnameh. Poetry, 352 pages, 24 cm. This edition features Persian miniature illustrations by the world-famous artist Mahmoud Farshchian. Tehran: Negar Books, Persian Year 1378 (1999 CE). 1st Edition. Hardcover.

Package dimensions: 12" x 9" x 4"  Weight: 4-5 pounds. Out of Stock

0 $170.00