Hamdallah Mustawfi

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Mausoleum of Hamdollah Mostowfi. Qazvin, Iran.

Ḥamdallāh Mustawfī Qazvīnī (1281–1349; Persian: حمدالله مستوفى قزوینی ‎) was a Persian[1][2] historian, geographer and epic poet.

Mustawfi is the author of Nozhat ol-Gholub (نزهه القلوب), Zafar-Nameh (ظفرنامه), and the Tarikh e Gozideh (تاريخ گزيده). His tomb is a structure with a blue turquoise conical dome, at Qazvin.

Effect of Illkhanate rule[edit]

In his works regarding the history of Tabriz, Mustawfi mentions that before the arrival of the Mongols the people of Tabriz spoke Pahalavi Persian and later began to speak Adhari Turkish during Illkhanate rule. He also mentions that the people of Maragha, Zanjan and Ardabil had their own Persian dialects.

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ André Godard, "The art of Iran", Praeger, 1965. pg 234: "Hamd Allah Mustawfi Qazwini. Persian historian and geographer, born in 680 H (AD 1281-1282). "
  2. ^ Carole Hillenbrand, "Turkish myth and muslim symbol: the battle of Manzikert", Edinburgh University Press, 2007. pg 97: "The Persian chronicler Hamdallah .."