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Author Hameen-Anttila, Jaakko, author.

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

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


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Series Studies in Persian cultural history ; v. 14
Studies in Persian cultural history ; 14.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- 1. The Khwadynmag and its context -- 2. Transmitting materials over a linguistic border -- 3. Arabic translations of the Khwadynmag -- 4. Classical Persian Shahnames -- 5. Two case studies -- 6. Back to the Khwadynmag -- 7. Translations of the key texts concerning the Khwadynmag -- 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.
Subject Khwadynmag.
Pahlavi literature -- History and criticism.
Sassanids -- Historiography.
Sassanids -- History -- Sources.
Littérature pehlevie -- Histoire et critique.
Sassanides -- Historiographie.
Sassanides -- Histoire -- Sources.
HISTORY -- Social History.
Pahlavi literature
Indexed Term Social & cultural history
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Hameen-Anttila, Jaakko. Khwadynmag. Boston ; Leiden : Brill, [2018] 9789004277649 (DLC) 2018003778
ISBN 9789004277649 (electronic bk.)
9004277641 (electronic bk.)
9789004365469 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004277649. doi

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