Faḍail-i Balkh, or The Merits of Balkh, Annotated Translation with Commentary and Introduction of the Oldest Surviving History of Balkh in Afghanistan


This is a critical edition and translation of the medieval local history of Balkh, known as Faḍāʾil-i Balkh (“The Merits of Balkh”), which was completed in 610 Hijrī (1214 CE) in Arabic by Shaykh al-Islām Abū Bakr ʿAbd Allāh al-Wāʿiẓ and translated into Persian by ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḥusaynī in 676 Hijri (1278 CE). It is the Persian version which survives today and forms the source text for this book.

Author: Arezou Azad, Edmund Herzig, Ali Mir Ansari
ISBN: 9781913604004
Binding: Hardback
Published Year: 2021
Pages: 310
Language: English

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Weight 0.89 kg
Dimensions 24.4 × 17.7 × 2.2 cm