The Shâhnâmeh, or « Book of Kings« , is the founding narrative of Iranian culture. This epic poem in Persian, attributed to the poet Ferdowsi, is said to have been written in the early 11th century.
Both mythical and historical, the epic of the Shâhnâmeh retraces the history of Iran, from the creation of the world to the Arab conquest of the 7th century.
Composed of almost 100,000 verses, the Shâhnâmeh summons the trajectories of heroes such as Rostam or Fereydoun, and legendary figures such as the bird Simorgh.
📖 This new edition is the first French translation of the entire work in verse – thanks to Pierre Lecoq.
🖌 The book is illustrated with 50 reproductions of miniatures, taken from a Safavid manuscript of the 16th century.
Preface by Nahal Tajadod.