The Death of Rostam: Literary Representations of Iranian Identity in Early Islam

@article{Lewental2017TheDO,
  title={The Death of Rostam: Literary Representations of Iranian Identity in Early Islam},
  author={D. G. Lewental},
  journal={Iranian Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={50},
  pages={223 - 245}
}
  • D. G. Lewental
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Iranian Studies
  • The death of the Persian dynast Rostam b. Farrokh-Hormozd at the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah during the Arab-Islamic conquest of Iran received much attention in both the Islamic conquest literature and the Persian epic tradition canonized in the Shāh-nāmeh. A careful examination of the narratives of early Islamic history teaches us much about the mindset of those living in the first centuries following the momentous events of the seventh century. By removing the layers of literary embellishment and… CONTINUE READING

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