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Niẓāmī Ganjavī
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Jamāl al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyās b. Yūsuf b. Zakī Muʾayyad (conventionally 535–605/1141–1209), better known as Niẓāmī Ganjavī, one of the most famous Persian poets, is the author of five poems—which, after the poet’s death, were grouped under the title Panj ganj (“The five treasures”) or Khamsa (“Quintet”)—and of a less famous dīvān (songbook) of lyrical poetry.

He was from Ganja, a city in the histori…

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Orsatti, Paola, “Niẓāmī Ganjavī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_40824>
First published online: 2022
First print edition: 9789004464629, 20220901, 2022-5



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