Bahman Nama

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The Bahman-nama (Persian: بهمن نامه‎‎) is a Persian epic poem of 9500 Distichs (couplets)[1] about Bahman, the son of Esfandiyar of the royal Kayanid dynasty. The earliest attestation of this work is in the book Mojmal al-tawarikh, which gives the author as Hakim Īrānšāh b. Abi'l Khayr.[2]


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  1. ^ W. L. Hanaway, Jr., "BAHMAN-NĀMA" in Encyclopaedia Iranica
  2. ^ The manuscript reads Iranshan however Bahar believes that this is scribal error and it should be Iranshah. Most scholars have followed his convention