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HIST 827 01 (20692) /CPLT827/NELC410/HIST350J
Myth and Memory in the Persian Book of Kings
Abbas Amanat
W 3.30-5.20 HGS 221
Spring 2013 
 
This course examines Ferdowsi's Shahnameh, one the great epics of all times, with emphasis on six of its essential legends. Around the text (in English translation but also the original Persian) we explore political culture, historical context, and collective memories over the course of a millennium since its composition.

Prerequisite: knowledge of Persian or familiarity with Persian history and culture.