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Abū al-Qāsim Kāshānī
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Abū al-Qāsim Kāshānī, Jamāl al-Dīn ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAlī b. Muḥammad Kāshānī (d. after 724/1324), was a historian of considerable repute who lived at the end of the 7th/14th and beginning of the 8th/15th century. He was descended from the famous artistic lineage of Abū Ṭāhir (q.v.). His reputation is mostly due to the fact that he claimed to be the main author of the famous Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh (‘Compendium of histories’), by Rashīd al-Dīn Faḍl Allāh; but research has shown that he was only one of the numerous assistants who helped Khwājah Rashīd al-Dīn to co…

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Seyyed Ali Al-i Davud and Translated by Amir Hushang Nazerian, “Abū al-Qāsim Kāshānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 01 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0125>
First published online: 2015

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