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Khwadāynāmag The Middle Persian Book of Kings

TL;DR: In this article, Hameen-Anttila analyzed the lost sixth-century history of the Sasanians, its lost Arabic translations, and the sources of Firdawsi's Shāhnāme.
Abstract: In Khwadāynāmag. The Middle Persian Book of Kings Jaakko Hameen-Anttila analyses the lost sixth-century historiographical work of the Sasanians, its lost Arabic translations, and the sources of Firdawsī's Shāhnāme .

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TL;DR: Schoeler's two decade long avid exploration into the oral and written modes as mutually compatible media of transmission of knowledge (and perhaps counter-knowledge) in the early Islamic Per... as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Gregor Schoeler's two decade long avid exploration into the oral and written modes as mutually compatible media of transmission of knowledge (and perhaps counter-knowledge) in the early Islamic Per...

23 citations

01 Jan 1978
TL;DR: In this paper, a resolution du probleme souleve par les recits medievaux sur les ambitions alchimistes d'Halid ibn Yazid (mort en 704) dans le cadre de l'etude des debuts of l'hellenisation du monde islamique (avant 800).
Abstract: Resolution du probleme souleve par les recits medievaux sur les ambitions alchimistes d'Halid ibn Yazid (mort en 704) dans le cadre de l'etude des debuts de l'hellenisation du monde islamique (avant 800). La vie de Halid, ses activites politique et scientifique, ses poemes. Sources historiques et critiques des sources.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss the influence of Persian language and literature among the Turks in the pre-Mongol period and discuss the importance of Persian poetry in the West-Eastern Divan.
Abstract: Presentation of award Georges Sabagh Introduction Amin Banani 1. The Persian presence in the Islamic world Ehsan Yarshater 2. Persian scientists in the Islamic world: astronomy from Maragha to Samarqand George Saliba 3. The West-Eastern Divan: the influence of Persian poetry in East and West Annemarie Schimmel 4. Ideas of time in Persian mysticism Gerhard Bowering 5. Persian miniatures: illustrations or paintings Oleg Grabar 6. The Persian contribution to Islamic historiography in the pre-Mongol period C. Edmund Bosworth 7. The influence of Persian language and literature among the Turks Garhard Doerfer.

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TL;DR: In this paper, it was pointed out that Ferdowsi's claim to have had access to such a history is conventional in character and is paralleled in other chronicles, and the article discusses the older-preface to the Shâhnâmeh and al-Tha'âlebi's history in the light of this claim.
Abstract: The article questions the usual view that Ferdowsi's main source for the Shâhnâmeh was a written prose history of pre-islamic Iran commissioned by Abu Mansur Abd al-Razzâq. It is pointed out that Ferdowsi's claim to have had access to such a history is conventional in character and is paralleled in other chronicles. The article discusses the so-called older-preface to the Shâhnâmeh and al-Tha'âlebi's history in the light of this claim. It concludes by pointing out that the rhetoric of the Shâhnâmeh fits Parry's and Lord's descriptions of oral verse rhetoric and suggests that, for the legendary part of the poem (up to the advent of the Sasanians), Ferdowsi in all probability used versified oral rather than written prose, sources, or if he used written sources these were in verse and derived from an oral tradition. It is accepted that for the Sasanian portion of the poem written prose sources were probably used

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