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Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū
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Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū (the laqab by which he was known), ʿAbd Allāh (or Nūr Allāh) b. Luṭf Allāh b. ʿAbd al-Rashīd Bihdādīnī (also Harawī or Khwāfī), was one of the foremost and most prolific historians of the later medieval Iranian world (ca. 763–d. Shawwāl 833/1362–d. June 1430). He produced a series of continuations of the works of other historians to provide a continuous history up to his own day. He wrote a chronology of recent history and also wrote a geography which is of importance becaus…

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Ali Al-i Davud and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_047769>
First published online: 2022

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