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(b. Oakland, California, 1893; d. Shiraz, 25 January 1977), author, editor, teacher and translator in the fields of Persian textiles, European tapestries, Chinese bronzes, iconography, and symbolism.
J. P. Asmussen
Syriac martyrological texts.
a collection of the acts of martyrdom under Šāpūr II (309-79 CE).
“requital” in Avestan.
Term applied to a genre of literature as well as to refined and well-mannered conduct; in Persian it is often synonymous with farhang.
Apart from a genre of literature (see section ii), adab in Persian means education, culture, good behavior, politeness, proper demeanor; thus it is closely linked with the concept of ethics.
In modern Arabic usage the term adab (plur. ādāb) denotes “literature,” but in classical Islam it was applied only to a limited range of literary works.
C. E. Bosworth
(“The correct usages of war and bravery”), a treatise in a straightforward Persian prose style in the “Mirror for Princes” genre, written by Faḵr-al-dīn Moḥammad b. Manṣūr Mobārakšāh, called Faḵr-e Modabber.
an Arabic work by Ebn al-Moqalia ž dealing largely with Persian manners and court etiquette.