A Story of Conquest and Adventure
Title
A Story of Conquest and Adventure
Subtitle
The Large Far.marzn.me
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€ 56,50
ISBN
9789087282721
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
258
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Contents
Preface
Introduction
Notes to the Introduction
Works cited in the Introduction
The Large Far.marzn.me
Part One – Far.marz leads an army to India
Part Two – Far.marz goes to the islands of India and sees the marvels
Notes to the translation
List of names and places appearing in The Large Far.marzn.me
Index

M. Van Zutphen (ed.)

A Story of Conquest and Adventure

The Large Far.marzn.me

The Large Far.marzn.me (Far.marzn.me-ye bozorg), a poem from the Persian epic cycle dated to the late eleventh century, is hereby published for the first time in an English translation, in prose. The story tells how Far.marz, a son of the famous Sh.hn.me hero Rostam, conquers several provinces of India, before setting off on an extensive voyage over sea and land, leading his troops through a number of hazardous situations in various fictional countries. As a true epic hero, he displays his prowess in battle and in single combat against men, demons and various ferocious animals, in addition to experiencing a number of marvelous and romantic adventures.
Editor

M. Van Zutphen

Marjolijn van Zutphen obtained her PhD in 2011 at Leiden University with a dissertation on the Persian epic cycle, a series of poems that were composed in emulation of Ferdowsi’s Sh.hn.me. In a joint cooperation with Abolfazl Khatibi she has produced the first critical edition of Far.marzn.me-ye bozorg