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Muḥtas̲h̲am-i Kās̲h̲ānī
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, S̲h̲ams al-S̲h̲uʿarāʾ Kamāl al-Dīn , Persian poet of the early Ṣafawid period, born ca. 1500 in Kās̲h̲ān. According to the most reliable sources, he died in 996/1587-8; a less likely dating of his death, given by Abū Ṭālib Iṣfahānī in K̲h̲ulāṣat al-afkār (see Storey i/2, 878), is 1000/1591-2. For some time he was a draper ( bazzāz ) like his father, but he abandoned this trade for the more profitable career of a professional poet. His work was appreciated at the Ṣafawid court at Ḳazwīn. He seems to have continued, however, to live in Kās̲h̲ān. He w…

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Bruijn, J.T.P. de, “Muḥtas̲h̲am-i Kās̲h̲ānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 29 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5439>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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