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2/16/07

Lithographic Shahnameh published in Iran

 
TEHRAN, Feb. 16 (Mehr News Agency) -- A collection of lithographic illustrations of "Shahnameh", a masterpiece by prominent Iranian epic poet Ferdowsi, hit the market in Iran. The work has been compiled by German scholar Ulrich Marzolph and came out by the Chista Publications.
 
 

Ulrich Marzolph
 
 
Entitled "Shahnemeh Album", the book features illustrations which were printed during Qajar era in Iran and India and Marzolph has gathered them from various libraries across the world. 
 
He met Iranian journalists and reporters at Tehran's Titr Café last year.
 
The professor of Islamic studies at Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany, has conducted 20 years of research on Iranian folk tales, about which he has written many articles in Farsi and German.
 
He is also a senior member of the editorial committee of the "Enzyklopaedie des Maerchens", an international handbook of comparative folk narrative research.
 
Marzolph's "Narrative Illustration in Persian Lithographed Books" introduces the history of printing in Iran and surveys the investigated sources.
 


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According to the Washington Post, the new translation

The study supplies basic data on genres of illustrated books, artists active in lithographic illustration, and aspects germane to this particular field of art.
 
The documentation includes bibliographical references for 116 illustrated books in a total of 351 particular editions and 150 plates with several hundred single illustrations.
 
He has written several other books, including "The Arabian Nights Reader", "Persian Popular Literature in the Qajar Period", and "The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia".
 
 

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