Poetics and politics of Iran's national epic, the Shāhnāmeh / Mahmoud Omidsalar

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Place / Publishing House:New York, NY [u.a.] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Year of Publication:2011
Edition:1. ed.
Series:Literatures and cultures of the Islamic world
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Physical Description:XVII, 254 S.; 22 cm
  • Formerly CIP Uk. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - Shāhnāmah and the presumptive authority of the West -- An epic's journey -- At home : the Shāhnāmah in New Persian -- A fierce fidelity: Ferdowsi and his archetype -- Why the Shāhnāmah -- The man in the myths -- The poet, the prince, and the language -- Epic unity : the case against underanalysis -- Sibling rivalry -- Killing demons, deposing kings : the Akvān episode -- Of lusting and ousting -- Conclusion : Shāhnāmah and the tyranny of Eurocenterism
  • Literaturverz. S. [235] - 246
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