About this book
The most complete English language edition of the great national epic of Persia, with a foreword by Azar Nafisi.
Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the 10th century, "Shahnameh" is one of the most important pieces of Persian literature. This narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. It combines prose and verse.