:: Volume 4, Issue 13 (ADAB va ERFAN Persian Language and Literature Quarterly 2013) ::
ادبستان 2013, 4(13): 31-46 Back to browse issues page
The Functions of War Cry ( Rajaz Khani ) in The Book Of The Kings ( Shahname ) Of Ferdowsi and Garshasb Nameh of Asadi Towsi
Katayoon Moradi *, Mahmood Salavati
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In the present article attempt has been made to investigate the various types of war cry (Rajaz) told by heroes and warriors of Sahnameh ( The Book Of The Kings) and Garshasb Nameh of  Asadi Towsi at the beginning of the battles .The results showed that war cry was a kind of dialogue of two to seven couples told in the battle fields in the form of glorious questions and answer ,enemy humility, self expression, etc.The major theme of war cry ( Rajaz ) was the statement of originality and race or art of warfare , defeating the enemy , the application of techniques and tricks of war , and the use of war tools. In fact , war cry (Rajaz) was considered a powerful and effective psychological trick in the hand of the warriors to defeat the enemy . 

Keywords: Sahnameh (The Book Of The Kings), Garshasb Nameh of Asadi Towsi, War Cry (Rajaz), Epic
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/06/29 | Accepted: 2016/06/29 | Published: 2016/06/29


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