ʿAbd al-Fattāh Fūmanī
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, Persian historian, lived probably in the 16th-17th centuries. Entering into government service in Fūman, the old capital of Gīlān (Ch. Schefer, Christ . pers ., ii, 93) he was appointed controller of accounts by the vizier of the place, Behzād-beg, about 1018 or 1019/1609-10. After serving under several other vizers, he was taken to ʿIrāk by ʿĀdil S̲h̲āh. He wrote in Persian Taʾrīk̲h̲-i Gīlān , a history of Gīlān from 923/1517 to 1038/1628. This book, published by B. Dorn (with a résumé in his introduction), completes the histories of Ẓahīr al-Dīn [q.v.] and ʿAlī b. S̲h̲ams al-Dīn [q.v.].

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Huart, Cl. and Massé, H., “ʿAbd al-Fattāh Fūmanī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0083>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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