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New PDF release: Iran's Epic and America's Empire

By Mahmoud Omidsalar

The Shahnameh is Iran's nationwide epic. it's a compendium of Iranian myths, legends, and heritage. not like different Indo-European epics, it's not a couple of battle, just like the Iliad, or somebody, just like the Odyssey, Beowulf, or the Ramayana. The valuable personality of the Shahnameh is Iran, which it glorifies either as topic and hero. not like different classical Indo-European epics, the Shahnameh isn't really in a useless language. it's intelligible to each speaker of Persian in Iran, Afghanistan, and vital Asia.
Following a short survey of Iranian historical past from its starting within the seventh century B.C. to Ferdowsi s time within the eleventh century, this booklet offers a heritage of the poem and a biography of its writer. It deals a proof of the Shahnameh as a countrywide icon and considers the results of the poem for the current political tensions that mark Iran's courting with the West.

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