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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Hannah Arendt’s concept of power as the political philosopher of the twentieth century is completely different from the previous interpretations. Arendt believes that the interpretation of the concept of power is positive as Michel Foucault later affirms. She is like the philosophers who differentiate between the power and the violence. According to her power is not always negative. It depends whether it is exerted positively or negatively. This study, based on Arendt’s ideas about power, attempts to offer a socio-political reading of Shahnameh, hoping to present a new vision of Ferdowsi’s ideas and thoughts about the relationships between kings and warriors throughout those sections of Shahnameh known as the heroic parts, and their truly deserved positions. Finally this study aims to gain a better understanding of what Shahnameh is. Whether it is “a letter of kings”, “an epic of violence”, “an epic of justice”, “a tragedy of power” or “authority” as the word exactly means.