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Bakhtiyār-nāmah, the title of a well-known Persian story, the earliest prose version of which, comprising ten chapters and an epilogue, would appear to have been composed in the late 6th/12th and early 7th/13th century by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Daqāyiqī Marwazī.

The Bakhtiyār-nāmah recounts the story of Prince Bakhtiyār, the son of Āzād-Bakht the king of Sīstān, who is abandoned after being bor…

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Khatibi, Abolfazl and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Bakhtiyār-nāmah”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000049>
First published online: 2015

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