Text topic: FOLKLORE TRADITIONS
- Persian heroes
- Persian manuscripts
- Prince Baysunghur
- Tabaqat-i Nasiri
Text author: Shiva MihanThe paper deals with a particular illustrated manuscript of the Tabaqat-i Nasiri in which scenes of Persian heroes are also depicted and illuminated. Analyzing this manuscript, but also the codicological tradition of the Prince Baysunghur era and various other manuscripts, the author raises the question whether in reality the author of these illustrations had in mind Persian princes when he depicted characters of epic heroes.