Abu-Mansuri Shahnameh

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Abu-Mansuri Shahnameh or The Shahnameh of Abu-Mansur[1][2] (Persian: شاهنامهٔ ابومنصوری‎) was a prose epic and history of Persian Empire before Muslim conquests. It was the main source of Shahnameh of Ferdowsi. The Shahnameh of Abu-Mansur is now lost, but its preface which consists of 15 pages, has survived[3] and is one of the oldest examples of Persian prose and is considered one of the most valuable heritages of Persian literature. The Shahnameh of Abu-Mansur was composed at the order of Abu Mansur Muhammad in 346 AH (April 957 AD).[4] It was composed by four mowbeds: Old Mākh from Khorasan, Yazdāndād son of Shāpur from Sistan, Shāhooy-e Khorshid son of Bahrām from Nishapur, Shādān son of Barzin from Tus. Before Ferdowsi, Abu-Mansur Daqiqi tried to versify the Shahnameh of Abu-Mansur, but he died after writing almost 1000 verses. Ferdowsi has included these 1000 verses in his Shahnameh.

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  1. ^ Khatibi, Abolfazl. "There was a book from ancient times" (PDF). Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Preface of Abu-Mansuri Shahnameh". Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  3. ^ "ABŪ MANṢŪR MAʿMARĪ". Iranica. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  4. ^ "ABŪ MANṢŪR ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ". Iranica. Retrieved 17 February 2016.