- 360 pages
- 530 full-color illustrations
- 9 1/2'' x 12 3/4''
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The Shahnama is a tenth-century epic by the Persian poet Firdausi that chronicles Iran’s mythical history before the founding of Islam. It has been immortalized in numerous illustrated editions, but the sixteenth-century Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp is known as the most beautiful ever created. This new publication, which succeeds the Metropolitan Museum’s celebrated out-of-print deluxe facsimile of 2011, reproduces all the illuminated pages of the Shah Tahmasp version, combining the vibrant, high-quality reproductions of the deluxe edition with new information and a smaller, more accessible format. The fascinating text introduces the Shahnama to readers and describes the material world depicted in the intricate paintings. It also includes a brief description of the stories depicted in the illustrations and an illustrated “Who’s Who” to help readers identify major characters in the epic. These features provide readers a deeper engagement with this captivating masterpiece.
360 pages, 530 full-color illustrations. 9 1/2'' x 12 3/4''. Hardcover, clothbound.
Awarded second place in Foreword Reviews’ 2014 Indiefab Book of the Year Award.
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