Ethics of War and Peace in the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi

Title:
Ethics of War and Peace in the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi
Authors:
Mahallati, Mohammad Jafar ( 0000-0002-2454-3240 )
Abstract:
This article provides an overview of the ethics of war and peace in the most important and normatively influential work of epic literature known in the eastern lands of Islam, namely the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi (d. 1020 CE). As one of the greatest sources of the Iranian cultural identity for over a millennium, Shahnameh (lit. The book of kings) defines normative ideals in the ethics of war and peace within narratives that connect the ancient history of Iran to its mythical eras and in effect to both the medieval time of the epic's authorship and modern Iranian identity. By identifying limits, standards and legitimacy for war and peace in Shahnameh, this article aims to facilitate an Iranian contribution to the global literature and practice on peacemaking that has deep roots in the Islamo-Persian tradition.
Citation:
Mahallati, Mohammad Jafar Amir. 2015. "Ethics of War and Peace in the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi." Iranian Studies 48(6): 905-931.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis for the International Society for Iranian Studies
DATE ISSUED:
2015-11-02
Department:
Religion
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1080/00210862.2014.920663
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/593488

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMahallati, Mohammad Jafaren
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-14T16:28:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-14T16:28:21Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11-02en
dc.identifier.citationMahallati, Mohammad Jafar Amir. 2015. "Ethics of War and Peace in the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi." Iranian Studies 48(6): 905-931.en
dc.identifier.issn0021-0862en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/593488en
dc.description.abstractThis article provides an overview of the ethics of war and peace in the most important and normatively influential work of epic literature known in the eastern lands of Islam, namely the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi (d. 1020 CE). As one of the greatest sources of the Iranian cultural identity for over a millennium, Shahnameh (lit. The book of kings) defines normative ideals in the ethics of war and peace within narratives that connect the ancient history of Iran to its mythical eras and in effect to both the medieval time of the epic's authorship and modern Iranian identity. By identifying limits, standards and legitimacy for war and peace in Shahnameh, this article aims to facilitate an Iranian contribution to the global literature and practice on peacemaking that has deep roots in the Islamo-Persian tradition.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis for the International Society for Iranian Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00210862.2014.920663en
dc.subject.departmentReligionen_US
dc.titleEthics of War and Peace in the Shahnameh of Ferdowsien_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIranian Studiesen
dc.identifier.volume48en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.startpage905en_US
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