Aşıq Pəri
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Aşıq Pəri (c. 1811–35) was a pioneering female Azerbaijani folk poet (aşıq) from Qarabağ. Pəri (“fairy”) was the poet’s nom de plume, and her real name remains unknown, as are her birth and death dates. Some limited historical information, such as Adolph Bergé’s personal meeting with her in 1827, allow for an approximate determination of her lifespan (1811–35 is widely assumed). Her place of birth is conventionally assumed to have been the village of Maralyan in the former khanate of Qarabağ, where she also be…

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Heß, Michael R., “Aşıq Pəri”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24977>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305748, 2016, 2016-1

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