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Abū Manṣūr Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Razzāq
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Abū Manṣūr Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Razzāq (d. Dhū al-Ḥijja 350/January 962), was a famous commander-in-chief in Khurāsān during the Sāmānid era, also the governor of Ṭūs and the moving force behind the Shāhnāmah-yi Abū Manṣūrī, which is one of the most famous prose versions of the Shāhnāmah. According to a genealogical tree cited in ‘Muqaddima-yi Shāhnāmah-yi Abū Manṣūrī’ (see Qazwīnī, 73–79), Abū Manṣūr descended from Sāsānid military commanders (ispahbadān), and ultimately from the legendary Pīshdādī kings. But in a statement on the custom at that time of creating…

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Khatibi, Abolfazl and Translated by Ali-Akbar Bouri, “Abū Manṣūr Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Razzāq”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0174>
First published online: 2015

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