Tales of Ancient Persia

Tales of Ancient Persia

by Barbara Leonie Picard, Victor G. Ambrus
     
 

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Here are stirring tales of pre-Islamic kings and heroes, and of the conflict between Ormuzd, god of goodness and light, and Ahrim-an, god of darkness and evil. For centuries the Persians waged war against their traditional enemies the Turanians, and from this struggle came inspring stories of valour. This collection includes tales of the legendary heroes, including

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Here are stirring tales of pre-Islamic kings and heroes, and of the conflict between Ormuzd, god of goodness and light, and Ahrim-an, god of darkness and evil. For centuries the Persians waged war against their traditional enemies the Turanians, and from this struggle came inspring stories of valour. This collection includes tales of the legendary heroes, including the great warrior Rustem, who overcame demons and dragons and tragically slew his own son in battle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192741547
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/21/1993
Series:
Oxford Myths and Legends Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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