Poetics and Politics of Iran’s National Epic, the Shāhnāmeh

  • Authors
  • Mahmoud Omidsalar
Book

Part of the Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World book series (LCIW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mahmoud Omidsalar
    Pages 1-10
  3. Mahmoud Omidsalar
    Pages 47-61
  4. Mahmoud Omidsalar
    Pages 63-69
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    Pages 71-75
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    Pages 77-91
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    Pages 93-110
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    Pages 111-131
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    Pages 133-145
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  11. Mahmoud Omidsalar
    Pages 153-159
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 181-254

About this book

Introduction

This book considers some of the Western interpretations of The Shahnameh - Iran's national epic, and argues that these interpretations are not only methodologically flawed, but are also more revealing of Western concerns and anxieties about Iran than they are about the Shahnameh.

Keywords

epic Iran poet poetics

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