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A Story from Shahnameh, The Persian Book of Kings, Afshin Sepehri and Nusha Sepehri

Poet and Hero in the Persian Book of Kings

Davidson makes this centerpiece of Iranian culture accessible to Western readers. Olga M. Download all figures. Volume 7.

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DavidsonOlga M. The theoretically radical rethinking of long held assumptions are buttressed by hook references eprsian the text itself, providing the readers with ample opportunity to assess the evidence for the searching questions provided by the book in the closely connected fields of comparative literature and religion, as if for the first time. Whenever the Shahnama was performed by the poet or by later practitioners of his poet? Poet and hero in the Persian Book of kings Olga M.

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Combining comparative perspectives with a close reading of the internal evidence provided by the text of this epic, Olga M. Davidson argues that the poet of the Shahnama is actually a character in the epic, coexisting with ancient Iranian heroes and kings whose deeds are celebrated by the poetry. The poet can have the role of a character because his poetry comes to life in performance. Whenever the Shahnama was performed by the poet or by later practitioners of his poetry, the performer could interact with his grand characters by re-engaging with their stories, as if for the first time. After documenting the oral poetic performance traditions underlying the text of the Shahnama in all its variations, Davidson argues that the heroic tradition of this epic is deeply ancient, stemming from Indo-European poetic traditions. A primary example is the great warrior Rostam, who upholds Iranian kingship while at the same time posing a threat to kings who prove unworthy of the crown. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics.

The theoretically radical rethinking of long held assumptions are ih by meticulous references to the text itself, providing the readers with ample opportunity to assess the evidence for the searching questions provided by the book in the closely connected fields of comparative literature and religion, Davidson identifies as a driving force of Ferdowsi's narrative a strong current of antagonism between king and hero. Exploring the Shahnama as an example. Julie Scott Meisami. Oxford Academic. Please find hreo to our shipping fees here.

Poet and Hero in the Persian Book of Kings. Olga M. Drawing on recent work in epic studies and oral poetics, Davidson considers analogies with Classical and medieval European narratives as she investigates the poem's social contexts. Her interpretation of the Shahnama focuses on both the figure of the poet himself and on his protagonists - the superhuman hero Rostam and the historical or historicized shahs. Exploring the Shahnama as an example, Davidson identifies as a driving force of Ferdowsi's narrative a strong current of antagonism between king and hero. Ironically, she shows, it is the epic hero himself who poses the greatest threat to the concept of kingship that he is sworn to defend. Poet and Hero in the Persian Book of Kings enhances our understanding of the relationship between myth and epic.

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