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Abū Manṣūr al-Maʿmarī
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Abū Manṣūr al-Maʿmarī (flor. ca. 346/957), was the son of Muḥammad (or Aḥmad) b. ʿAbd Allāh and the minister (dastūr) of Abū Manṣūr Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Razzāq, the commander-in-chief of Khurāsān and governor of Ṭūs during the reign of the Sāmānids.

Very little is known of his life; the information that has come down to the pres-ent day is based on the ‘Muqaddima-yi Shāhnāmah-yi Abū Manṣūrī’ or ‘Muqaddima-yi qadīm-i Shāhnāmah’. Abū Manṣūr is well known in the history of Persian literature due to his supervision of and participation in the collecting of the ‘Histor…

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Khatibi, Abolfazl and Translated by Shahram Khodaverdian, “Abū Manṣūr al-Maʿmarī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0173>
First published online: 2015

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