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 Shahnameh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ferdowsi's epic is probably based mainly on an earlier prose version which itself was a compilation of old Iranian stories and historical facts and fables.
Ferdowsi did not expect his reader to pass over historical events indifferently, but asked him to think carefully, to see the grounds for the rise and fall of individuals and nations; and to learn from the past in order to improve the present, and to better shape the future.
The singular message that the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi strives to convey is the idea that the history of Iranzamin was a complete and immutable whole: it started with Gayumarth, the first man, and ended with his fiftieth scion and successor, Yazdegerd III, six thousand years of history of Iran.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Shahnameh   (1566 words)

  
 Ferdowsi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ferdowsi Tousi (فردوسی طوسی in Persian) (more commonly transliterated Firdausi, Ferdosi or Ferdusi) (935–1020) is considered to be one of the greatest Persian poets to have ever lived.
Ferdowsi rejected the money and returned home with a broken heart.Ferdowsi is said to have died around 1020 in poverty and embittered by royal neglect, though fully confident of his work's ultimate success and fame.
Of all the great Iranian poets, Ferdowsi stature is the most prolific because of the strides he made in reviving and regenerating the Persian language and cultural traditions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ferdowsi   (599 words)

  
 Persian Language & Literature: Hakim Abol Qasem Ferdowsi
During Ferdowsi's lifetime this dynasty was conquered by the Ghaznavid Turks, and there are various stories in medieval texts describing the lack of interest shown by the new ruler of Khorasan, Mahmoud of Ghaznavi, in Ferdowsi and his lifework.
Ferdowsi is said to have died around 1020 CE in poverty and embittered by royal neglect, though confident of his and his poem's ultimate fame.
Ferdowsi is considered as the greatest Persian poet, author of the Shahnameh ("The Epic of Kings"), the Persian national epic, to which he gave its final and enduring form, although he based his poem mainly on an earlier prose version.
www.iranchamber.com /literature/ferdowsi/ferdowsi.php   (782 words)

  
 Ferdowsi
Ferdowsi was born in 935, in a village on the outskirts of the ancient city of Tus.
Ferdowsi is considered as the greatest Persian poet, author of the Shah-nameh ("Book of Kings"), the Persian national epic, to which he gave its final and enduring form, although he based his poem mainly on an earlier prose version.
The Shah-nameh of Ferdowsi, a poem of nearly 60,000 couplets, is based mainly on a prose work of the same name compiled in the poet's early manhood in his native Tus.
persepolis.free.fr /iran/personalities/ferdowsi.html   (748 words)

  
 Iransaga - Ferdowsi's Shahnameh
Ferdowsi who himself was a dehgan, by versifying the Shahnameh, not only safeguarded the epic stories and myths against oblivion, but also by limiting the use of Arabic words to a minimum gave a new power and glory to the Persian language, a pride-inspiring, vivid testimony to the Iranians' nationhood and independence.
Although Ferdowsi owes most of the materials of the Shahnameh to the oral poetic traditions, he himself was not something of a gosan, a minstrel, an oral poet, a performer of legends and myths, but a well-educated, intellectual member of a rather wealthy social class called dehgan (dehqn).
Ferdowsi wants to be known as a poet who, in his versification of the legends, myths and historical accounts, has been thoroughly faithful to the original sources.
www.art-arena.com /fs.htm   (1654 words)

  
 Ferdowsi Tousi
Ferdowsi was born in the Iranian province of Khorasan in a village near Tus in AD 935.
During Ferdowsi's lifetime this dynasty was conquered by and there are various stories in medieval texts describing the lack of interest shown by the new ruler of Khorasan, Sultan Mahmud of Ghaznavid in Ferdowsi and his lifework.
Ferdowsi is said to have died around AD 1020 in poverty and embittered by royal neglect, though fully confident of his work's ultimate success and fame.
www.iranpeyk.com /pages03/ferdowsi.htm   (309 words)

  
 Ferdowsi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ferdowsi was born in a village on the outskirts of the ancient city of Tus.
The only reliable source is given by Nezami-ye 'Aruzi, a 12th-century poet who visited Ferdowsi's tomb in 1116 or 1117 and collected the traditions that were current in his birthplace less than a century after his death.
According to Nezami-ye Aruzi, Ferdowsi came to Ghazna in person and through the good offices of the minister Ahmad ebn Hasan Meymandi was able to secure the Sultan's acceptance of the poem.
www.bhowco.com /Ferdowsi.htm   (768 words)

  
 Shahnameh; THE HERO TALES OF ANCIENT IRAN
Ferdowsi spent 35 years writing this epic and completed it in 1010, when he was about 70 years old.
Ferdowsi went to Mahmud's court to present his work as a tribute and was awarded the sum of 20,000 dihrams.
Ferdowsi then fled to Herat in east of Iran (today in Afganistan), and from there to Tabarestan, where the reigning prince protected him.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Litrature/Shahnameh/shahnameh.htm   (622 words)

  
 MASHHAD: IRAN's Holiest City - Ferdowsi - World Famous Iranian Poet
Ferdowsi was born in Khorasan in a village near Toos, in 940.
During Ferdowsi's lifetime this dynasty was conquered by the Ghaznavid Turks, and there are various stories in medieval texts describing the lack of interest shown by the new ruler of Khorasan, Mahmud of Ghazni, in Ferdowsi and his lifework.
Ferdowsi is said to have died around 1020 in poverty and embittered by royal neglect, though confident of his and his poem's ultimate fame.
www.farsinet.com /mashhad/ferdowsi.html   (488 words)

  
 Hajj Sayyah -- First Persian to Become an American
Ferdowsi says that, without Hajj Sayyah's journals for these years, putting together even the bare outline of his travels in the United States "takes a lot of detective work." Like a good detective, he decided he would follow the case wherever it went.
Ferdowsi adds, "In the middle of the nineteenth century Iranians began to realize that the world is larger than Iran or being a Muslim.
On his return, what Ferdowsi called "his genius for networking," his reputation for integrity and his love of the country from which he had so long absented himself put him in the middle of modernist political movements in Persia.
www.parstimes.com /news/archive/2003/washfile020.html   (1585 words)

  
 The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi: An Icon to National Identity
Ferdowsi took on the task, and at the end of 30 years, it was complete.
Persian scholars compare Ferdowsi with Shakespeare in that both showed genuine compassion for the poor and the wronged, a sense of social justice, courageous and vocal condemnation of irresponsible rulers, altruism and idealism.
Ferdowsi is also compared with Homer, particularly in the comparison of Achilles and Rpostam.
www.globalthink.net /global/shahnameh.html   (3102 words)

  
 Irankicks Football Talk - Ferdowsi
One has to keep in mind that Ferdowsi lived under Ghaznavids which were turkic sultans and because this was during Mahmood the Ghaznavid times he has a poem in his dedication and also the prophet of islam due to the fact that the Ghaznavids were Muslim rulers.
Ferdowsi was going to use this money for the Jahaz (traditional marriage aspect from the girls side of the family inorder to furnish the house once shes married or your equivalant dowry).
Ferdowsi was barried in his garden and there was no stone heading on his grave side.
www.irankicks.com /ikboard/showthread.php?t=26498   (816 words)

  
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Firstly, in his prologue to the story of Yazdigard I, Ferdowsi specifies that he is now sixty-three years old (6) and follows the remark by a warm praise for the "King of Kings (7) by which he means Sultan Mahmood of Ghazna.
Also, the last indications of Ferdowsi's age in the Shahnameh are 76 and "nearly 80"; (20) and since he died in 411 or 416, (21) his birth could not be placed earlier than 329.
Leiden 1900, 54: "Ferdowsi's demise occurred in the months of four hundred and eleven (1021) and his tomb is in Toos, by the grave of the Abbasiyeh: and it is a well known shrine and pilgrims visit it to ask for boons".
www.ferdowsi.org /Saena/SnBirthShahbaziP.html   (2562 words)

  
 NIAC: Bay Area Panel Discusses US Administration Policy Under the Bush Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ali Ferdowsi, chair of the History and Political Science Department at Notre Dame de Namur University, and Dariush Zahedi, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, discussed America’s intense focus on Iran and the reasons behind it at the second public forum held on August 29 by the Bay Area Iranian American Democrats.
Ferdowsi argued that the goal of the neo-conservatives, as articulated in the “Project for New American Century,” has been to eliminate all real and potential challenges to US political and military hegemony in the world.
Ferdowsi argued that any state that does not fit the model of the American empire will be branded as a rogue nation, and thus, a target of regime change, or placed on probation.
www.niacouncil.org /pressreleases/press211.asp   (822 words)

  
 IRAN YELLOW PAGES - Iranian infomation at your fingertip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hakim Abul-Ghassem Ferdowsi Toussi (940-1020 A.D.) is the unrivaled master of the Persian language.
Ferdowsi's Shahnameh not only is the greatest collection of pithy poems during Samani and Ghaznavi dynasties but also is the treasury of the Persian vocabulary written eloquently.
Ferdowsi is indeed very skillful in describing and illustrating natural scenery, battlefields, heroes and knights together with their agility and strength.
www.iranyellowpages.net /en/About_iran/Culture/Poets/iranian_poetry09.shtm   (611 words)

  
 Persian Language & Literature: Story of Ferdowsi and Shahnameh
There Ferdowsi enjoyed an excellent position, so that he was rendered quite independent of his neighbors by the income which he derived from his lands, and he had but one child, a daughter.
Shibli further states that, as Ferdowsi's ancestors were Zoroastrians, he had decided early in life to write the history of Persia in verse form to glorify the achievements of the Persian monarchs.
Ferdowsi's Shahnameh is a national epic, a historical epic, a story of kings and heroes but a book full of ethical verses.
www.iranchamber.com /literature/ferdowsi/story_ferdowsi_shahnameh.php   (2784 words)

  
 Tourism attractin in Khorasan Province ::: ITTO.org :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ferdowsi, born near Meshhad in A.D. 940, was 40 years old when he began to compose the Shahnameh, and it took him about twenty years to complete the 60,000 couplets of this epic which relates the history of Iran to the end of the Sassanian period.
Ferdowsi turned down the offer and dejected returned to his home where he composed a sharp satire against the sultan.
The most famous characters in the Shahnameh are Rostam and his son, Sohrab, whose fight, culminating in the death of Sohrab at Rostam`s hand (he was not aware of the true identity of his son), is one of the most moving tragedies in classical Literature.
www.itto.org /attraction/attraction.asp?status=showattraction&attractid=Fe134&prv=khr   (236 words)

  
 Ferdowsi, National Epic Poet
Hakim Abol Qasem Ferdowsi Tusi was born in Khorasan in a village near Tus in 940.
During Ferdowsi's lifetime, the dynasty was conquered by the Ghaznavid Turks, and there are various stories in medieval texts describing the lack of interest shown by the new ruler of Khorasan, Mahmud Ghaznavi, in Ferdowsi and his lifework.
He desired to keep alive in the hearts of his people the faith of their ancestors and the glories of their deeds so that the Persians would not forget their heritage.
www.mehrnews.com /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=77961   (502 words)

  
 Fredowsi a Critical
Posing as a defender of Iran and resurrector of her ancient glory, Mahmud was hailed by Ferdowsi as a "New Fredon" worthy of receiving a memorial such as The Shah-Nama.
Ferdowsi's last days and the history of his burial place are also described in this chapter.
Chapter Six explains the contents of The Shah-Nama, and argues that through it Ferdowsi intended to preserve ancient Iranian history in flowing epic form, to vindicate Iranians of old and their ideologies, to build an undying memorial to himself, to revitalize Iranian national feelings, to gain personal glory and to illustrate lessons of history.
www.mazdapub.com /Ferdowsi.htm   (362 words)

  
 Articles / The Role of the Shâhnâme in the Culture of the Parsi Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While Ferdowsi's work is a landmark in the history of Islamic Persian literature and ensured that Iranian Muslims could be proud of ancient elements of their culture, it is also an easily accessible source for those who seek information on certain aspects of Zoroastrianism.
As we saw earlier, Ferdowsi's work therefore cannot have formed part of the cultural heritage the Parsis brought with them to India, nor is there any evidence that the Shâhnâme achieved a sudden popularity in the community at any time until after the mid-19th century.
For example, Ferdowsi Shâhnâme states that Zahhak, whom Eblis had caused to become evil, ruled for a tune as King of Iran, and that he was later overcome by Faridun and imprisoned in Mt Damavand.
www.persian-culture.com /articles/shah.html   (2441 words)

  
 May 15 designated Ferdowsi Commemoration Day
Ferdowsi's birth date has been estimated by various sources with a difference of a decade.
He is said to belong to a well-off peasant family, who tried to keep their own customs from being influenced by new manners, but Ferdowsi used to live in poverty towards the end of his days.
Despite lack of any clear evidence on Ferdowsi's level of education and knowledge about sciences of his time, Mosaheb relates his skill to his good knowledge of Ancient Arabic and Greek literature, as well as philosophy.
www.payvand.com /news/01/may/1058.html   (572 words)

  
 2nd Seminar on Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh at Pir-e Ghar Complex
TEHRAN, June 17 (Mehr News Agency) -- The 2nd Seminar on Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh is to be held on June 19-20 at Pir-e Ghar Historical Complex, Farsan, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province.
Considered the great national Persian epic, Ferdowsi devoted some 35 years to the monumental work of 60,000 couplets Shahnameh, completing it in 1010.
Ferdowsi was a superb storyteller; his characters are heroes and giants, but his language is comparatively free from hyperbole.
www.mehrnews.com /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=5741   (165 words)

  
 Western Foil for a Persian Tragedy
Ferdowsi has Sohrab make several references to Rostam’s aging, which indicate that his fear of being surpassed by a younger man is a definite part of his motivation.
Whatever his weaknesses, Ferdowsi’s hero is a man of such stature that his tragic misfortune provokes not merely the pity that one would feel for a mad dog, but also an awesome reminder of one’s own finiteness: if such a man can err, so can we all.
By developing this context, Ferdowsi indicates that one’s understanding of Rostam’s “flaw,” or tragic blindness, must be considered in light of situations in which it is impossible to choose a “correct” side (the Hegelian aspect of the tragedy), and in which it is nearly impossible to see or to know the truth.
www.rozanehmagazine.com /SeptOct02/Amelindaso.html   (1527 words)

  
 Middle East Stage: Kavitha Dispatch - April 5, 2000
It was during this time that Ferdowsi was born, around 940 CE, in the eastern region of Toos.
Ferdowsi studied Persian literature and developed a love for poetry at a young age.
He had a deep admiration for Persian history and took it upon himself at the age of 40 to begin to document the legendary stories of the past in the form of written poetry.
www.worldtrek.org /odyssey/mideast/040500/040500kavishahnama.html   (1295 words)

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