Iran's Epic and America's Empire by Mahmoud Omidsalar PDF

By Mahmoud Omidsalar

The Shahnameh is Iran's nationwide epic. it's a compendium of Iranian myths, legends, and heritage. in contrast to different Indo-European epics, it's not a few battle, just like the Iliad, or someone, just like the Odyssey, Beowulf, or the Ramayana. The vital 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 in a lifeless language. it truly is intelligible to each speaker of Persian in Iran, Afghanistan, and principal Asia.
Following a quick survey of Iranian background from its starting within the seventh century B.C. to Ferdowsi s time within the eleventh century, this booklet presents a historical past of the poem and a biography of its writer. It deals an evidence of the Shahnameh as a countrywide icon and considers the results of the poem for the current political tensions that mark Iran's dating with the West.

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