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Abū Bakr Ṭihrānī
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Abū Bakr Ṭihrānī, a court historian and secretary of the Qarā-qūyūnlū and Āq-qūyūnlū Turkoman dynasties of the 9th/15th century. Despite his fame, nothing is known of Abū Bakr's date of birth, early life or schooling. Whatever information there is on his life history can only be gleaned here and there from his work entitled Kitāb-i Diyārbakriyya, and there is no other known comparable source to enable the more obscure aspects of his life to be clarified. At the beginning of his book (1/4) he calls himself ‘Abū Bakr al-Ṭihrānī al-Iṣfahānī’, which ind…

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Langaroodi, Reza Rezazadeh and Cooper, John, “Abū Bakr Ṭihrānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0115>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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