Mīrkhwānd and Persian historiography
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Pre-modern historians of the Persianate world have primarily been used by modern historians as sources of factual information and rarely to gain insight into the means, methods and world-views of the historians themselves. The 15th C Persian historian Mīrkhwānd is a case in point despite the fact that his extensive discussion on the utility of history lends itself well to an historiographical assessment. While his understanding of the purpose of history may differ in some aspects for the modern discipline, his concerns and application were not as distinctive as we might like to think.
Ansari , A M 2016 , ' Mīrkhwānd and Persian historiography ' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society , vol 26 , no. 1-2 , pp. 249-259 . DOI: 10.1017/S1356186315000474
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