Paper $57.50 ISBN: 9789087281168 Published August 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The Story of Barzu

As Told by Two Storytellers From Boysun, Uzbekistan

Edited and Translated by Ravshan Rahmoni and Gabrielle van den Berg

The Story of Barzu
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Edited and Translated by Ravshan Rahmoni and Gabrielle van den Berg

Distributed for Leiden University Press

120 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $57.50 ISBN: 9789087281168 Published August 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
In the village of Pasurxi, near Boysun in the Surxandaryo region of contemporary Uzbekistan, a vivid oral tradition exists on the basis of stories from the Persian Book of Kings or Šohnoma (Shahnama), composed more than a thousand years ago by the poet Firdavsi (Ferdowsi). These stories deal with the hero Barzu who is presented in the stories from Boysun as the offspring of Suhrob, one of the most tragic heroes of the Šohnoma, and his father, the legendary champion Rustam, ruler of Sistan. The storytellers Jura Kamol and Mullo Ravšan composed two different versions of the story of Barzu in Tajik. The stories have been recorded, transcribed and analysed by Ravshan Rahmoni and translated by Gabrielle van den Berg.   
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