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The Petrification of Rostam : Thomas Herbert’s Re-Vision of Persia in A Relation of Some Yeares Travaile

Remapping Travel Narratives (1000-1700) : To the East and Back Again

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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... only retells the story of his death. Mehdizadeh’s essay explores the reasons for this inclusion, arguing that Herbert seeks to disempower a national symbol of resilience and strength by turning Rostam— a metonymy of Iran— into a fossil....