Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū
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, the laḳab of ʿAbd Allāh b. Luṭf Allāh b. ʿAbd al-Ras̲h̲īd al-Bihdādīnī, Persian historian of the time of S̲h̲āhruk̲h̲. who died in 833/1430. He was also in the suite of Tīmūr as an excellent chess-player and accompanied him and S̲h̲āhruk̲h̲ in some campaigns.

His first known work is probably the anonymous D̲h̲ayl-i Ḏj̲āmiʿ al-tawārīk̲h̲ (unique MS: Nuruosmaniye), which deals with the reign of Uld̲j̲aytū and Abū Saʿīd, the first part being an extract from the Taʾrīk̲h̲-i Uld̲j̲aytū Sulṭān by al-Ḳās̲h̲ānī. The next of his works, completed in 814/1412 by order of S̲h̲āhruk̲h̲, is the D̲h̲a…

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Tauer, F., “Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2614>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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