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3.22 History of Persia: Gīlān
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In Volume 1-1: Qurʾānic Literature, History, and Biography | Section 2, History, Biography, etc.

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§ 481. S. Ẓahīr al-Dīn b. Naṣīr al-Dīn Marʿas̲h̲ī has already been mentioned (p. 283 supra) as the author of a Tārīk̲h̲ i Ṭabaristān.

Tārīk̲h̲ i Gīlān u Dailamistān, a history of Gīlān and Dailamistān to ah 894/1489 dedicated to the Kārkiyā Sulṭān Mīrzā ʿAlī b. Sulṭān Muḥammad: Bodleian 309 (lacunae. ah 930/1524).

Edition: Ras̲h̲t 1330/1912°* (edited from the Bodleian ms. by H.L. Rabino, who has appended to it the Mukātabāt of K̲h̲ān Aḥmad K̲h̲ān Gīlānī).

Description: H.L. Rabino Mázandarán and Astarábád g.m.s., London 1928, p. xxiii.

§ 482. ʿAlī b. S̲h̲ams al-Dīn b. Ḥājjī Ḥusain Lāhijī began in Muḥarram 921/Feb.–March 1515 and finished in Ṣafar 922/March 1516 the writing down of the Tārīk̲h̲ i K̲h̲ānī at the command of Sulṭān Aḥmad K̲h̲ān (Ruler of Gīlān ah 911/1505–?), to whom, perhaps by a courtly fiction, he ascribes a large share in the composition of the work

Tārīk̲h̲ i K̲h̲ānī, a history of Gīlān from ah 880/1475–6 to ah 920/1514: Blochet i 499 (ah 978/1570), Leningrad Mus. Asiat. (modern transcript of the preceding ms. See Mélanges asiatiques, vol. ii (St. Petersburg 1852), p. 53).

Dorn’s edition was based on the above-mentioned transcript of the Paris manuscript and on an old manuscript belonging to Chanykov which is not included in the Chanykov collection acquired by the Imperial Public Library at St. Petersburg in 1864 but which may now be in one of the Leningrad libraries.

Edition: ʿAly ben Schems-eddîn’s Chanisches GeschiehtswerkHerausgegeben von B. Dorn. St. Petersburg 1857°* (= Pt. 2 of Dorn’s Muhammedanische Quellen zur Geschichte der südlichen Küstenländer des Kaspischen Meeres).

§ 483. ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ Fūmanī was apparently in government employ at Fūman, the old capital of Gīlān. About 1018–19/1609–10 he was in the suite of the Wazīr Bihzād Bēg at the village of Las̲h̲tah-Nis̲h̲ā. After Bihzād Bēg’s dismissal (ad 1611–12) ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ was one of those appointed to examine the accounts and was ordered to go to Lāhijān. When ʿĀdil-S̲h̲āh and his supporters marched on Fūman, ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ and his family left for al-ʿIrāq.

Tārīk̲h̲ i Gīlān,1 a history of Gīlān from 923/1517 to 1038/1628: Leningrad Mus. Asiat. (see Mélanges asiatiques ii (St. Petersburg 1852–6) p. 55. A transcript by a Tartar at St. Petersburg doubtless from the manuscript sent by Chanykov to Dorn in 1849 or 1850).

Edition: ʿAbdu ’l-Fattâh Fûmeny’s Geschichte von Gîlân … Herausgegeben von B. Dorn. St. Petersburg 1858°* (= Pt. 3 of Dorn’s Muhammedanische Quellen zur Geschichte der südlichen Küstenländer des Kaspischen Meeres).

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^ Back to text1. Chodzko, who published some extracts from this work in the Nouvelles annales des voyages, 1850 Févr. pp. 200–10, calls it Futoukhât or Târichi Ahmed Khani.

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“3.22 History of Persia: Gīlān”, in: Storey Online, Charles Ambrose Storey. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
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