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Khwadāynāmag The Middle Persian Book of Kings

TL;DR: In this article, Hameen-Anttila analyzed the lost sixth-century history of the Sasanians, its lost Arabic translations, and the sources of Firdawsi's Shāhnāme.
Abstract: In Khwadāynāmag. The Middle Persian Book of Kings Jaakko Hameen-Anttila analyses the lost sixth-century historiographical work of the Sasanians, its lost Arabic translations, and the sources of Firdawsī's Shāhnāme .

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TL;DR: Schoeler's two decade long avid exploration into the oral and written modes as mutually compatible media of transmission of knowledge (and perhaps counter-knowledge) in the early Islamic Per... as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Gregor Schoeler's two decade long avid exploration into the oral and written modes as mutually compatible media of transmission of knowledge (and perhaps counter-knowledge) in the early Islamic Per...

23 citations

01 Jan 1978
TL;DR: In this paper, a resolution du probleme souleve par les recits medievaux sur les ambitions alchimistes d'Halid ibn Yazid (mort en 704) dans le cadre de l'etude des debuts of l'hellenisation du monde islamique (avant 800).
Abstract: Resolution du probleme souleve par les recits medievaux sur les ambitions alchimistes d'Halid ibn Yazid (mort en 704) dans le cadre de l'etude des debuts de l'hellenisation du monde islamique (avant 800). La vie de Halid, ses activites politique et scientifique, ses poemes. Sources historiques et critiques des sources.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors traced the sources of the Sistani Cycle of Epics, a body of literature which recounts the stories of Rostam, his ancestors and his progeny, and revealed an abundant interest in narrating multiple, diverse and contradictory events of Iran's pre-Islamic past.
Abstract: The corpus of epic material produced in the New Persian language, best known by Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāma, is preoccupied with narrating Iran’s past. In this article, the production milieu of the epic material during post-Conquest Iran is explored. This is undertaken by tracing the sources of the Sistani Cycle of Epics, a body of literature, which recounts the stories of Rostam, his ancestors and his progeny. The discussion of the sources of this body of epics reveals what seems to be an abundant interest in narrating multiple, diverse and contradictory events of Iran’s pre-Islamic past. The existence of a plethora of varying narrations raises several questions such as the impetus for transmission of these varying narratives, and the nature of Iranian historiography.

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01 Jan 2008

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