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Marzbān-Nāma
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(also known in the Arabicised form Marzubān-nāma ), a work in Persian prose containing a variety of short stories used as moral examples and bound together by one major and several minor framework stories. It is essentially extant in two versions written in elegant Persian with many verses and phrases in Arabic. They were made from a lost original in the Ṭabarī dialect independently of each other in the early 13th century. The oldest version, entitled Rawḍat al-ʿuḳūl , was completed in 598/1202 by Muḥammad b. G̲h̲āzī al-Malaṭyawī (or Malaṭī) and was dedicated to the Sald…

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Kramers, J.H. and Bruijn, J.T.P. de, “Marzbān-Nāma”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4990>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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