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Farasnāmah
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Farasnāmah, an Arabic-Persian phrase which is a combination of faras (horse) and nāmah (book or treatise) and refers to a genre of Persian treatises on hippology. These include descriptions of, and prescriptions for, the care, feeding and training of horses, and the different dise…

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Marjan Afsharian, “Farasnāmah”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037161>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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