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Author Hämeen-Anttila, Jaakko, author.

Title Khwadāynāmag : the Middle Persian Book of kings / by Jaakko Hameen-Anttila.

Publication Info. Boston ; Leiden : Brill, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Studies in Persian cultural history ; v. 14
Studies in Persian cultural history ; 14.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- 1. The Khwadāynāmag and its context -- 2. Transmitting materials over a linguistic border -- 3. Arabic translations of the Khwadāynāmag -- 4. Classical Persian Shahnames -- 5. Two case studies -- 6. Back to the Khwadāynāmag -- 7. Translations of the key texts concerning the Khwadāynāmag -- Bibliography -- Indices.
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Summary Khwada¿¿yna¿¿mag. The Middle Persian Book of Kings by Jaakko Ha¿meen-Anttila analyses the lost sixth-century historiographical work of the Sasanians, drawing on a large number of Middle Persian, Greek, Arabic, and Classical Persian sources. The Khwada¿¿yna¿¿mag is often conceived of as a large book of stories, comparable to Firdawsi¿¿'s Sha¿¿hna¿¿me , but Ha¿meen-Anttila convincingly shows that it was a concise and dry chronicle. He also studies the lost Arabic translations of the book, which turn out to be fewer than hitherto thought, as well as the sources of Firdawsi¿¿'s Sha¿¿hna¿¿me , showing that the latter was only remotely related to the Khwada¿¿yna¿¿mag . It also becomes clear that there were no separate \'priestly\' and \'royal\' Khwada¿¿yna¿¿mags .
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Subject Khwadāynāmag.
Pahlavi literature -- History and criticism.
Sassanids -- Historiography.
Sassanids -- History -- Sources.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- General.
Pahlavi literature. (OCoLC)fst01050371
Sassanids. (OCoLC)fst01105618
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
Other Form: Print version: Hameen-Anttila, Jaakko. Khwadāynāmag. Boston ; Leiden : Brill, [2018] 9789004277649 (DLC) 2018003778
ISBN 9789004277649 (electronic book)
9004277641 (electronic book)
9789004365469 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004277649. DOI
ISBN 9004277641
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