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Ḥamd Allāh Mustawfī
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Ḥamd Allāh Mustawfī, a Persian geographer, historian and official in the service of the Īlkhānate in the 8th/14th century. Other than the autobiographical details found in his own writings, little independent information survives about him. His family were of Arab extraction and traced their lineage back to al-Ḥurr b. Yazīd al-Riyāḥī (d. 61/680). Their ancestors were apparently among the first Arabs to settle in the city of Qazwīn. Fakhr al-Dawla Abū Manṣūr, a foreb…

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Zahra Rezaee Nasab and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥamd Allāh Mustawfī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_045759>
First published online: 2022

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