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Iran's Epic and America's Empire epub

by Mahmoud Omidsalar


Iran's Epic and America's Empire epub

ISBN: 0962766496

ISBN13: 978-0962766497

Author: Mahmoud Omidsalar

Category: History

Subcategory: Middle East

Language: English

Publisher: Afshar Publishing; First edition (May 15, 2012)

ePUB book: 1542 kb

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In Iran s Epic and America s Empire, Mahmoud Omidsalar the master of Shahnameh Studies, attempts to provide a personal narrative about the substance and meaning of the greatest literary work composed in the Persianate World

In Iran s Epic and America s Empire, Mahmoud Omidsalar the master of Shahnameh Studies, attempts to provide a personal narrative about the substance and meaning of the greatest literary work composed in the Persianate World. Along the way he provides a useful and contentious purview of the pre-modern history of Iran and the life of the composer of the epic, Abol-Ghasem Ferdowsi. Furthermore, Omidsalar not only dispels the common Eurocentric notions about Iran and the Shahnameh, but also takes on the blind nationalism of his own countrymen who at times are blinded by their own chauvinism.

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Touraj Daryaee: "In Iran’s Epic and America’s Empire, Mahmoud Omidsalar the master of Shahnameh Studies, attempts to provide a personal narrative about the substance and meaning of the greatest literary work composed in the Persianate World. Along the way he provides a useful and contentious purview of the pre-modern history of Iran and the life of the composer of the epic, Abol-Ghasem Ferdowsi

by Mahmoud Omidsalar. In 2004, the first volume of his collected English and Persian papers received the book of the year award of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Iran

by Mahmoud Omidsalar. In 2004, the first volume of his collected English and Persian papers received the book of the year award of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Iran. You can read this Item using any of the following Apps. It is a compendium of Iranian myths, legends, and history. Unlike other Indo-European epics, it is not about a war, like the Iliad, or an individual, like the Odyssey, Beowulf, or the Ramayana. The central character of the Shahnameh is Iran, which it glorifies both as subject and hero.

Following a brief survey of Iranian history from its beginning in the 7th century . to Ferdowsi s time in the 11th century, Mahmoud Omidsalar’s Iran’s Epic and America’s Empire (Afshar Publishing, 2012) provides a history of the poem and a biography of its author

Following a brief survey of Iranian history from its beginning in the 7th century . to Ferdowsi s time in the 11th century, Mahmoud Omidsalar’s Iran’s Epic and America’s Empire (Afshar Publishing, 2012) provides a history of the poem and a biography of its author. It offers an explanation of the Shahnameh as a national icon and considers the implications of the poem for the present political tensions that mark Iran’s relationship with the West. Mahmoud Omidsalar obtained his P.

This is a history of Iran's national epic, the Shahnameh, and its author, Ferdowsi (10th century . It provides a brief history of Iran from the beginning of the Persian Empire in the 7th century . to the time of Ferdowsi who was active in the 10th century and died in early 11th century . ark:/13960/t0ps5165b.

Iran's Epic and America's Empire: A Handbook for a Generation in Limbo (Santa Monica, CA: Afshar Publishing, 2012). Contributions of Professor Yarshater to Iranian and Islamic Studies more. by Mahmoud Omidsalar. Memorial essay about Yarshater. Publication Date: 2019.

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Iran's Epic and America's Empire. The Shahnameh is Iran's national epic. Unlike other Indo-European epics, it is not about a war, like the Iliad, or an individual, like the Odyssey,Beowulf, or the Ramayana. It is intelligible to every speaker of Persian in Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.

The Shahnameh is Iran's national epic. It is a compendium of Iranian myths, legends, and history. Unlike other Indo-European epics, it is not about a war, like the Iliad, or an individual, like the Odyssey, Beowulf, or the Ramayana. The central character of the Shahnameh is Iran, which it glorifies both as subject and hero. Unlike other classical Indo-European epics, the Shahnameh is not in a dead language. It is intelligible to every speaker of Persian in Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.

Following a brief survey of Iranian history from its beginning in the 7th century B.C. to Ferdowsi s time in the 11th century, this book provides a history of the poem and a biography of its author. It offers an explanation of the Shahnameh as a national icon and considers the implications of the poem for the present political tensions that mark Iran's relationship with the West.

Two absurd words are constantly being repeated in this book which their use is in total contradiction with the purpose of the book as it claims.
1. There never was or is a country called "Persia". The name of the country is IRAN and Iranian "are" the people of IRAN..
Pars was and is one of the many provinces of Iran (like Azarbaijan, Khorasan, Lorestan, Golestan, Baluchestan, Esfahan, Khoozestan and kordestan....etc.) Parsian or Persian is an inhabitant of pars.....
Just as Howard Zinn in his book the people's history of the United states mentions "it happens too often that people are saddled with names given them by their conquerors.".. the name Persia instead of IRAN is what the historic enemies of IRAN which sought to divide the Iranian nation gave to my country.
2. I understand that with the advent of Encyclopeadia Iranica and especially since 1990 with the insistance of Ehsan Yarshater and the gang, there has been a craze to call Parsi or Farsi, "Persian". A totally meaningless foreign term. The most proper name besides Farsi itself would have been "Irani". The language of the people of Iran which is referred to by many of Iran's population all over the vast country of IRAN....
Paayandeh Baad IRAN!
Ethnic pride, nationalistic passion, cultural heritage, territoriality and similar traits are all natural hereditary or genetically engrained tendencies that make us what we are, human beings. All human groups, tribes and nations, even the conglomerates that constitute empires, whether in the historical past or at the present time, have regarded and do regard themselves as somehow special, exceptional and superior, if not in demonstrable power or wealth, but in some other attributes that could not be easily challenged.
This human characteristic exhibits itself in many ways, perhaps symbolically best portrayed in the often heroic composition of national anthems.
However, such self-glorifying expressions and, indeed, beliefs do get in the way of objective scholarship in the study of history and cultural evolution of peoples and nations. A true scholar must remain dispassionately honest, unbiased, and forensically astute in searching for, analyzing, interpreting and presenting the results of his research. In this, Professor Mahmoud Omidsalar has done a superlative job in "Iran's Epic", with a uniquely apropos subtitle, "And America's Empire".
The author has managed to separate myths and legends from historical facts, from Iran and the Iranian's historical roots to the clashes and intermingling and exchanges between the Iranians and Macedonians and Greek cultures, to the encounters with the Islamic civilization. The vehicle that carries the narratives through the various stages of the book is the great 1000-years-old Iranian epic, Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), elegantly handled by the highly acclaimed master of that work.
I would highly recommend this book, above all others of this genre, to all students of Iranian history, and in particular to those, young and old, of Iranian background who live in the United States or Europe.
Kam Zarrabi