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  • Print publication year: 1983
  • Online publication date: March 2008

(b) - Iranian National History

from PART 3 - IRANIAN HISTORICAL TRADITION
Summary
This chapter examines the mythical, legendary and factual history of Iran. The most important of the Islamic sources relevant to the study of the national history are the "Annals" of Tabari and the Shah-nama of Firdausi. The Zoroastrian religion provides the basic moral and intellectual foundations for a concept of history. The national history begins with the reign of Gayomard. This chapter discusses brief summary and chronology of the national history of Iran. It also discusses myths and legends of western and southern Iran. In the national history, vestiges of archaic times survive in the descriptions of warfare. Although generally counted as a member of the Pishdadian dynasty, Manuchihr in fact begins a new era of the national history. In the national history the legends of the early Kayanians are inextricably interwoven with those of the house of Afrasiyab, the Turanian hero whose feud with Iran dominates the Kayanian epic cycle.
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