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Bābak Khurram-Dīn
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Bābak Khurram-Dīn (d. Ṣafar 223/January 838), was the leader of the Khurramiyya revolt during the first part of the 3rd/9th century. Although he was extremely well-known, the scant information on his genealogy, beliefs and doctrines in primary sources makes it difficult to construct a unified picture of him. While the bias of early historians and chroniclers of the period somewhat diminishes the value…

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Bahramian, Ali, Stephen Hirtenstein and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Bābak Khurram-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000014>
First published online: 2015

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