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The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp: The Persian Book of Kings (Hardback)

Sheila R. Canby

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ISBN 10: 0300194544 / ISBN 13: 9780300194548
Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2014
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. A smaller, more accessible version of the 2011 sold-out deluxe edition, with beautiful illustrations and informative supplementary texts The Shahnama, an epic poem from the 10th century that chronicles Iran s mythical history before the founding of Islam, has been immortalized in numerous illustrated copies. . The illuminated pages of the 16th-century Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, known as the most beautiful edition ever created, are reproduced in this new publication, which succeeds the Metropolitan Museum s celebrated out-of-print deluxe facsimile edition of 2011. This new volume combines the vibrant, high-quality reproductions of the deluxe edition with enlightening 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300194548

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Titre : The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp: The Persian ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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A smaller, more accessible version of the 2011 sold-out deluxe edition, with beautiful illustrations and informative supplementary texts

The Shahnama, an epic poem from the 10th century that chronicles Iran’s mythical history before the founding of Islam, has been immortalized in numerous illustrated copies. . The illuminated pages of the 16th-century Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, known as the most beautiful edition ever created,  are reproduced in this new publication, which succeeds the Metropolitan Museum’s celebrated out-of-print deluxe facsimile edition of 2011. This new volume combines the vibrant, high-quality reproductions of the deluxe edition with enlightening 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.

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This smaller, more accessible version of the 2011 sold-out deluxe edition offers beautiful illustrations and informative supplementary texts.

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