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Lion and the Throne

Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi V. 1
A collection of stories by

Among the masterpieces of world literature, perhaps the least familiar to English readers is the Persian book of kings (Shahnameh, in Persian). This prodigious national epic, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between 980 and 1010, tells the story of ancient Persia, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab-Islamic invasion in the seventh century.

The Lion and the Throne covers the first third of the Shahnameh and is followed by two volumes to complete the epic. Brilliantly translated and magnificently illustrated, these volumes give English-language readers access to a world of vanished wonders.


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January 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: The Lion and the Throne: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vol. 1
Author(s): Abolqasem Ferdowsi
ISBN: 0-934211-50-7 / 978-0-934211-50-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mage Pub
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