By Robert Hillenbrand

Shahnama: The visible Language of the Persian publication of Kings provides the 1st accomplished exam of the interaction among textual content and photo within the celebrated Persian nationwide epic, the Shahnama, written through the poet Firdausi of Tus. The Shahnama is without doubt one of the longest poems ever composed and recounts the background of Iran from the sunrise of time to the Muslim Arab conquests of the 7th century advert. there isn't any Persian textual content, in prose or poetry, which has been so often and lavishly illustrated. supplying clean insights via various various art-historical methods to the Shahnama, the essays during this quantity display how the sophisticated adjustments in textual content and picture serve to rfile alterations in style and magnificence and will be understood as reflections of the altering position of the nationwide epic within the mind's eye of Iranians and the both altering messages - usually political in nature - which the accepted tales have been made to express over the centuries.

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Shahnama: The Visual Language of the Persian Book of Kings (Visual Arts Research Institute Edinburgh)

Shahnama: The visible Language of the Persian publication of Kings offers the 1st finished exam of the interaction among textual content and snapshot within the celebrated Persian nationwide epic, the Shahnama, written by way of the poet Firdausi of Tus. The Shahnama is among the longest poems ever composed and recounts the historical past of Iran from the sunrise of time to the Muslim Arab conquests of the 7th century advert.

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