A Story of Conquest and Adventure

the Large Farāmarznāme

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A Story of Conquest and Adventure

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ISBN: 9789087282721, 258 blz., March 2017, Engels
Formaat: 23.6 (h) x 15.5 (b) x 1.5 (d) cm. Gewicht: 405 gram.

Uitgever: Leiden University Press

serienaam/reeks: Iranian Studies Series

vertaald door: Marjolijn van Zutphen


The Large Farāmarznāme (Farāmarznāme-ye bozorg), a poem from the Persian epic cycle dated to the late eleventh century, is hereby published for the first time in an English translation, in prose. The story tells how Farāmarz, a son of the famous Shāhnāme hero Rostam, conquers several provinces of India, before setting off on an extensive voyage over sea and land, leading his troops through a number of hazardous situations in various fictional countries. As a true epic hero, he displays his prowess in battle and in single combat against men, demons and various ferocious animals, in addition to experiencing a number of marvelous and romantic adventures.

Marjolijn van Zutphen obtained her PhD in 2011 at Leiden University with a dissertation on the Persian epic cycle, a series of poems that were composed in emulation of Ferdowsi's Shāhnāme. In a joint cooperation with Abolfazl Khatibi she has produced the first critical edition of Farāmarznāme-ye bozorg.

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