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Author Zutphen, Marjolijn van (Marjolijn Elisabeth), 1973-
Title Faramarz, the Sistani hero : texts and traditions of the Faramarzname and the Persian epic cycle / by Marjolijn van Zutphen.
Imprint Leiden : Brill, [2014]

Author Zutphen, Marjolijn van (Marjolijn Elisabeth), 1973-
Series Studies in Persian cultural history ; volume 6
Studies in Persian cultural history.
Subject Firdawsī. Shāhnāmah.
Epic poetry, Persian -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 772 pages) : illustrations.
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Summary In Farāmarz, the Sistāni Hero, Marjolijn van Zutphen discusses the manuscripts, storylines and main themes of the shorter and the longer Farāmarznāme (c. 1100), in relation to Ferdowsi's Shāhnāme and several other later maṡnawis about the warriors from Sistān (the Persian Epic Cycle). Farāmarz, a secondary figure of the Shāhnāme, gained importance in later epic traditions and as the invincible protagonist of both Farāmarznāmes reached a status that equalled, if not surpassed, that of his famous father Rostam. Van Zutphen further shows how Farāmarz displays parallels to the fictional figures of Garshāsp (his ancestor) and Eskandar and argues that some story elements of Farāmarz's Indian conquest may be rooted in historical events from both the Parthian and the Ghaznawid period.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 734-749) and index.
Contents Preface; Notes on Transcription, Dates, Quotations, and Bibliographical Citations; Chronological Table; Map of Greater Iran and Northern India; List of Tables and Figures; Introduction; Part 1 Ferdowsi's Shāhnāme and the Persian Epic Cycle: Texts and Origins; Chapter 1 The History of the Kings, the Sistāni Cycle, and the Manuscript Tradition; 1 Ferdowsi's Shāhnāme, Its Origins, and Supposed Sources; 2 Parthian Origins of the Sistāni Cycle: Tentative Links to Historical Events; 3 Shāhnāme Manuscripts and Editions: Reconstructions and Reinterpretations.
Chapter 2 The Persian Epic Cycle1 The Later Epics as a Genre; 2 The Poems Making Up the Persian Epic Cycle; 3 Origins and Roles of the Sistāni Warriors; Part 2 Farāmarz and the Sistāni Dynasty: In the Shāhnāme, Later Epics, and Histories; Chapter 3 The Sistāni Dynasty in Ferdowsi's Shāhnāme; 1 The Older Generations: Rostam, Zāl, Zawāre, and Sām; 2 The Confusing Situation of Garshāsp; 3 Bizhan, the Son of Bānu Goshasp: The Union of Two Noble Houses; 4 Farāmarz's Appearances in the Shāhnāme; Chapter 4 Farāmarz's Role in Six Later Epics; 1 The Bānu Goshaspnāme: Farāmarz's Youth.
2 The Shabrangnāme: Farāmarz's First Test of War3 The Jahāngirnāme: Farāmarz Saves Jahāngir's Life; 4 The Borzunāme; 5 The Shahriyārnāme: Farāmarz Returns from India; 6 The Bahmannāme; 7 Conclusion; Chapter 5 Farāmarz and the Sistāni Dynasty in Six Histories and an Encyclopaedia; 1 Tạbari's Universal History: Farāmarz Added to the History of the Kings; 2 Balʻami: The Persian Version of Tạbari's History; 3 Ṡaʻālebi's Arabic History of the Persian Kings; 4 The Mojmal al-tawārikh waʼl-qesạṣ: A Source on Persian Epic Traditions.
5 Shahmardān b. Abiʼl-Kheyr's Nozhatnāme-ye ʻalāʼi: Farāmarz's Indian Campaign6 Malek Shāh Sistāni's Ehỵāʼ al-moluk and Its Example, the Tārikh-e Sistān; 7 Conclusion; Part 3 The Shorter and the Longer Farāmarznāme: Manuscripts and Contents; Chapter 6 Texts of the Farāmarznāme; _Ref265493784; 1 The Shorter Farāmarznāme; _Ref318408683; _Ref265576589; _Ref264966383; _Ref259634340; shabrangnāme3; _Ref278187526; 2 The Longer Farāmarznāme: The Separate Poem; _Ref278213354; _Ref265073649; _Ref265684735; 3 The Interpolated Longer Farāmarznāme in Four Shāhnāme Manuscripts; interpolations2.
_Ref3184097774 The Indian Manuscripts: Two Shorter and Four Longer Farāmarznāmes; _Ref318409956; 5 Conclusion; _Ref318409904; Chapter 7 The Shorter Farāmarznāme; 1 Previous Research; 2 The Story; 3 Analysis; 4 Conclusion; Chapter 8 The Longer Farāmarznāme; 1 Speculations on the Poem's Date and Sources; 2 The Introductory Section -- Two Different Versions; 3 The Main Story -- Part One: Farāmarz's Campaign on the Indian Mainland; 4 The Interpolated Longer Farāmarznāme: A Retelling of the Epic's First Part; 5 The Main Story -- Part Two: Farāmarz's Travels to the Indian Islands; 6 Analysis 7 Conclusion.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004268289 (electronic bk.)
9004268286 (electronic bk.)
9789004268265 (cloth)
900426826X (cloth)
OCLC # 893333535
Additional Format Print version: Zutphen, Marjolijn Van. Farāmarz, the Sistāni Hero : Texts and Traditions of the <i>Farāmarznāme</i> and the Persian Epic Cycle. Leiden : BRILL, ©2014 9789004268265

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