Shahnameh by Ferdowsi

"Shahnameh" is an epic poem that chronicles the history of pre-Islamic Persia, from the creation of the world up until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. This literary masterpiece intertwines myth, history, and folklore to tell the stories of legendary kings, heroes, and villains, such as the tragic hero Rostam and the tyrant Zahhak. The narrative also explores themes of love, loss, and moral dilemmas, providing a rich and nuanced portrayal of Persian culture and identity.

The 2408th greatest book of all time


Published
1010
Nationality
Iranian
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
50,000
Original Language
Persian

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