Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran From Gaumata to Wahnam 9780674065888

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller wordery_specialist (479,272) 99.4%, Location: Norwich, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 231698912995 Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran From Gaumata to Wahnam by M. Rahim Shayegan 9780674065888 (Paperback, 2012) DeliveryUK delivery is usually within 8 to 10 working days.International delivery varies by country, please see the Wordery store help page for details.Product detailsFormat:PaperbackLanguage of text:EnglishIsbn-13:9780674065888, 978-0674065888Author:M. Rahim ShayeganPublisher:Harvard University, Center for Hellenic StudiesSeries:Hellenic Studies Series, Hellenic StudiesImprint:Harvard University, Center for Hellenic StudiesPublication date:2012-12-04Pages:244Product dimensions:155mm (w) x 227mm (h) x 14.73mm (d)OverviewAspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran focuses on the content of one of the most important inscriptions of the Ancient Near East: the Bisotun inscription of the Achaemenid king Darius I (6th century bce), which in essence reports on a suspicious fratricide and subsequent coup d'état. Moreover, the study shows how the inscription's narrative would decisively influence the Iranian epic, epigraphic, and historiographical traditions well into the Sasanian and early Islamic periods. Intriguingly, our assessment of the impact of the Bisotun narrative on later literary traditions?in particular, the inscription of the Sasanian king Narseh at Paikuli (3rd?4th centuries ce)?necessarily relies on the reception of the oral rendition of the Bisotun story captured by Greek historians. As Rahim Shayegan argues, this oral tradition had an immeasurable impact upon the historiographical writings and epic compositions of later Iranian empires. It would have otherwise remained unknown to modern scholars, had it not been partially preserved and recorded by Hellanicus of Lesbos, Herodotus, Ctesias, and other Greek authors. The elucidation of Bisotun's thematic composition therefore not only allows us to solve an ancient murder but also to reevaluate pre-Thucydidean Greek historiography as one of the most important repositories of Iranian epic themes.About WorderyWordery is one of the UK's largest online booksellers. 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We leave feedback first Detailed product descriptions Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran From Gaumata to Wahnam by M. Rahim Shayegan 9780674065888 (Paperback, 2012) Delivery UK delivery is usually within 8 to 10 working days.International delivery varies by country, please see the Wordery store help page for details. Product details Format:Paperback Language of text:English Isbn-13:9780674065888, 978-0674065888 Author:M. Rahim Shayegan Publisher:Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies Series:Hellenic Studies Series, Hellenic Studies Imprint:Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies Publication date:2012-12-04 Pages:244 Product dimensions:155mm (w) x 227mm (h) x 14.73mm (d) Overview Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran focuses on the content of one of the most important inscriptions of the Ancient Near East: the Bisotun inscription of the Achaemenid king Darius I (6th century bce), which in essence reports on a suspicious fratricide and subsequent coup d'état. Moreover, the study shows how the inscription's narrative would decisively influence the Iranian epic, epigraphic, and historiographical traditions well into the Sasanian and early Islamic periods. Intriguingly, our assessment of the impact of the Bisotun narrative on later literary traditions?in particular, the inscription of the Sasanian king Narseh at Paikuli (3rd?4th centuries ce)?necessarily relies on the reception of the oral rendition of the Bisotun story captured by Greek historians. As Rahim Shayegan argues, this oral tradition had an immeasurable impact upon the historiographical writings and epic compositions of later Iranian empires. It would have otherwise remained unknown to modern scholars, had it not been partially preserved and recorded by Hellanicus of Lesbos, Herodotus, Ctesias, and other Greek authors. The elucidation of Bisotun's thematic composition therefore not only allows us to solve an ancient murder but also to reevaluate pre-Thucydidean Greek historiography as one of the most important repositories of Iranian epic themes. About Wordery Wordery is one of the UK's largest online booksellers. With millions of satisfied customers who enjoy low prices on a huge range of books, we offer a reliable and trusted service and consistently receive excellent feedback.We offer a huge range of over 8 million books; bestsellers, children's books, cheap paperbacks, baby books, special edition hardbacks, and textbooks. All our books are dispatched from the UK. Wordery offers Free Delivery on all UK orders, and competitively priced international delivery.#HappyReading Condition: New, Subject: History (World & General), Format: Paperback, Language: English, Publisher: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies, Weight: 666g

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