Iskandar Beg Munshi

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Iskandar Beg Munshi (ca. 1560 - ca. 1632)[1] — was a Safavid[2] historian, the court historian of the Safavid emperor Shah Abbas I. Iskandar Beg began as an accountant in the bureaucracy, but later became a privileged secretary of the Shahs.[3] He wrote one of the greatest works of Persian historiography, Tārīk̲h̲-i ʿĀlam-ārā-yi ʿAbbāsī (Alamara-i Abbasi). The work begins with the origins of the Safavids and continues through the reign of Shah Abbas I.


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  2. ^ N.K. Singh,NK Singh,A Samiuddin. Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World, p.484
  3. ^ Savoury, R. M. "Iskandar Beg Munshi." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition.