Shahnameh by Ferdowsi

The Shahnameh or Shahnama (Persian: شاهنامه‎ Šāhnāmeh pronounced [ʃɒːhnɒːˈme], "The Book of Kings") is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Iran (Persia), Afghanistan (Khorasan), Tajikistan and the Persian-speaking world. Consisting of some 50,000 verses,[1] the Shahnameh tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, and Dagestan) celebrate this national epic. The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of ethno-national cultural identity of modern-day Iran and Afghanistan.[2] It is also important to the contemporary adherents of Zoroastrianism, in that it traces the historical links between the beginnings of the religion with the death of the last Sassanid ruler of Persia during the Muslim conquest and an end to the Zoroastrian influence in Iran.

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The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi's Shahnameh Paperback 4463032 $13.30 $9.30 2011
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings Kindle Edition 443237 2006
The Shahnameh Paperback 8029055 $39.69 $31.35
Shahnameh: The Epic of Kings Kindle Edition 1052298 $9.59 2009
Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings Hardcover 62438 $51.74 $48.42 2013
Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings (Hardcover) Hardcover 955617 $34.98 $44.60 2018
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings Hardcover 518050 $249.82 $82.25 2006
The Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings Hardcover 1603812 $479.99 $393.98 2009
[(Rostam: Tales of Love and War from the Shahnameh)] [Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi] published on (February, 2010) Paperback 2183593 $25.20 $7.57 2010
Shahnameh: The Epic of Kings Paperback 1760198 $11.71 $15.29 2008
Fathers and Sons: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vol. 2 (v. 2) Hardcover 1613037 $59.72 $62.36 2000
The Lion and the Throne: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vol. 1 Hardcover 1818680 $61.16 $45.80 2004
The Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings Paperback 131464 $14.67 $8.00 2007
Rostam: Tales of Love and War from the Shahnameh (Penguin Classics) Paperback 221904 $9.58 $10.43 2009
Shahnameh: Le Livre Des Rois (French Edition) Hardcover 5253218 $99.00 2019
The Epic of Kings: Shahnameh Paperback 943142 $9.99 2020
Rostam: Tales of Love and War from the Shahnameh (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 938580 2009