Define Shah-Nameh (Book of Kings)
Hello: Please help me with this definition....Shah-Nameh (The Book of Kings)...I've seen it written as one word as well. Can you please explain it to me in easy to understand language. Thank you.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 4:51 pm ad1c9bdddf
SOLUTION This solution is FREE courtesy of BrainMass!
Shah Namah [the book of kings] is a great Persian epic written by Firdausi. He lived at the court of Mahmud of Ghazni. Firdausi wrote this epic history of Persia dealing with the period from the arrival of the Persians to that of the Arabs to glorify Persia's past. He dedicated the work to the king, who paid him less than what he expected. Incensed the poet wrote a savage satire on the king (usually prefaced to editions of the Shah Namah) and fled. He wandered from court to court and arrived in his old age at his home.
This poem, in 60,000 verses, is the first great work of modern Persian literature. The poem has taken a singular place in Iran, and long sections of it are recited by illiterate tribes people.