Renaissance

The Windsor Shahnama of 1648

340 x 220 mm, hardback, 254 pages, over 200 illustrations
PRICE: £75.00
ISBN: 978 1 903470 53 4

 

The Shahnama (‘Book of Kings’), which chronicles the history of Iran from the Creation to the Islamic conquest, was written by the poet Firdawsi at the turn of the 11th century. Its central importance to Iranian culture is reflected in the thousands of copies made since then, many superbly illustrated and produced for royal and other powerful patrons. One of these copies, presented to Queen Victoria in 1839, is one of the finest treasures among the collection of Islamic manuscripts now in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Read more


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