Mojmal al-tawarikh

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A copy of the book from Herat, dated 1425 CE. Depicted are Muhammad and the archangel Gabriel. Script is in Persian language.

Mojmal al-Tawarikh wa al-Qasas (مُجمل التواریخ و القصص "The Collection of histories and Tales") was a book written in Ghaznavid Persia (in c. 1126[citation needed]).

The book is a chronicle mostly of Persian Kings, and is often cited as a source of reference for historical events of the 12th century and before. It refers to the classical Persian Shahnameh as the "tree" and all other poems as "branches".[1]

Some authors have claimed the name of the author to be Ibn Shadi Asad abadi (ابن شادی اسدآبادی).[2] The book was first edited in 1939 by Mohammad-Taqi Bahar in Tehran.

Another book with the same title was written by Fasihuddin Ahmad in 1441.[citation needed]


  1. ^ The Development of Persian Culture under the Early Ghaznavids, C.E.Bosworth, Iran, Vol. 6, (1968), 41.
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