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Sultanov T. The Structure of Islamic History Book (The Method of Analysis) // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 1, No 3, December 1995. Pp. 16-21.


Among the requirements Muslim historians were expected to answer was the ability to arrange their materials so as to achieve a harmonious composition and an attractive form. Among the criteria applied when estimating a work on history, the question of its structure was among those of primary importance. In this article we shall try to outline the principal forms of arranging materials employed by the medieval authors writing in Persian and Turkish and to define the place and functions of the main structural components of their works…

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