Translations of historical works from Middle Persian into Arabic

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This article maps the mainly lost Sasanian historiographical literature through the Arabic translations of Middle Persian works and the information preserved in early Arabic sources. Although only two texts have been preserved in the original Middle Persian, the Arabic sources reveal a sizeable corpus in translation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-60
JournalQuaderni di Studi Arabi
Issue number1-2
Early online date3 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2021


  • Middle Persian
  • historiography
  • translation
  • Arabic


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