Shahnameh: Ferdowsi’s Medieval ‘Book of Kings’

The work covers the entire history of ancient Persia from the creation of the world to the Muslim Arab conquest of 651 CE. Introduction The Shahnameh (“Book of Kings”, composed 977-1010 CE) is a medieval epic written by the poet Abolqasem Ferdowsi (l. c. 940-1020 CE) in order to preserve the myths, legends, history, language,[…]