Rustam in Arabic literature and the Middle Persian Khwadāynāmag

Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, Carmen Ramos (Editor)

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The article discusses the contents of the lost Middle Persian Khwadāynāmag on the basis of Arabic and Classical Persian sources, using the figure of Rustam as a case study. The results imply that Rustam had at most a marginal role in the Khwadāynāmag. Stories about him were transmitted to Arabic literature through other channels, including translations of other historical works from Middle Persian into Arabic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-58
JournalWiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes.
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2017


  • Arabic/Persian historiography
  • Rustam
  • Khwadāynāmag


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