Wassaf

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Wassaf or Vassaf (Persian: عبدالله ابن فضل‌الله شرف‌الدین شیرازی‎) 'Abdallah ibn Faḍlallah Sharaf al-Din Shīrāzī (fl. 1299-1323) was a 14th-century Persian historian of the Ilkhanate. Waṣṣāf, sometimes lengthened to Waṣṣāf al-Ḥaḍrat or Vassaf-e Hazrat (Persian: وصّافِ حضرت‎), is a title meaning "Court Panegyrist".

A native of Shiraz, Wassaf was a tax administrator in Fars during the reigns of Ghazan Mahmud and Öljaitü.[1] His history, entitled Tajziyat al-amṣār wa-tazjiyat al-a'ṣār or The allocation of cities and the propulsion of epochs, was conceived as a continuation of Juwayni, whose account of the rise of the Mongol Empire ended in 1257.

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  1. ^ A.K.S. Lambton, "Mongol Fiscal Administration in Persia" Studia Islamica, no. 64 (1987): p. 80.