49. STORYTELLING IN THE MEDIEVAL MONGOL BOOK OF KINGS

Robert
49. STORYTELLING IN THE MEDIEVAL MONGOL BOOK OF KINGS
Robert Hillenbrand
Thursday 27th June 11:00 (60 Min)
Stove Tent by Viking
The Epic of Shahnameh – the Mongol Book of Kings – is a seminal work of Persian literature, an epic poem written by the poet Firdousi in the 10th century, that recounts the history of pre-Islamic Iranshahr (Greater Iran) in 62 stories. The Shahnameh's place in Persian literature is akin to the legends and folklore of Europe. The paintings from this manuscript are held in private collections and institutions around the world, and have only been seen together in a single volume once since they were originally dispersed. Robert Hillenbrand, the distinguished Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, has recently reunited the paintings in a stunning monograph and comes to the festival to reveal the incredible stories contained in these magnificent artworks.
Event Theme: Society
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