Clinton, Jerome W. In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandivar. Washington, D.C.: Mage, 1999. Clinton’s translation of the tale of the epic hero king Rostam (Rustam) includes genealogical tables of the royal heroes of Sah-name.
Davis, Dick. Epic and Sedition: The Case of Ferdowsi’s Shhnmeh. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1992. Examines Firdusi’s epic work and the politics surrounding it.
_______.“The Problem of Ferdowsi’s Sources.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 116, no. 1 (January-March, 1996). Argues that Firdusi used mainly versified oral sources rather than written sources for his epic, and any written sources used most likely were in verse form that came from an oral tradition. Bibliographic footnotes.
De Blois, François, ed. Persian Literature: A Bio-bibliographical Survey. 2d ed. Vol. 5. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004. A vast bibliography from the Royal Asiatic Society that has information on Firdusi’s writings.
De Brujin, J. T. P., ed. General Introduction to Persian Literature. London: I. B. Taurus, 2008. Part of the A History of Persian Literature series, this volume places Firdusi in context.
Firdusi. The Epic of the Kings: “Shahnama,” the National Epic of...