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Ghiyāth al-Dīn Naqqāsh
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Ghiyāth al-Dīn Naqqāsh (fl. 825/1422) was a courtier and an official diarist for the embassy of Shāhrukh, the Tīmūrid ruler of Persia and Transoxania (r. 807–50/1405–47), to the court of the Yongle Emperor (r. 1402–24) of China’s Ming dynasty, probably in 823–5/1420–2. While nothing is known of his personal life beyond a conjecture that he was an artist, as indicated by the name Naqqāsh (painter), his day-to-day descriptive account of his embassy provides important information on the contacts betw…

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Park, Hyunhee, “Ghiyāth al-Dīn Naqqāsh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27459>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 9789004464599, 20220301, 2022-2

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