ʿImrani
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‘Imrānī, the name, or most likely the takhallu (Pers. nom de plume), of the second most famous poet of Persian Jewry in premodern times, was born in 1454 in Isfahan and in his mid- or late twenties moved to Kashan, where he pursued his literary career until his death, sometime after 1536. ‘Imrānī  was inspired by his predecessor Shāhīn (fl. 14th century), the first and most prominent poet of Persian-speaking Jewry. Together they are the two most admired and influential Judeo-Persian poets. In his pioneering study on Shāhīn and ‘Imrānī, Wilhelm Bacher reached some inaccurate conclusi…

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David Yeroushalmi, “ʿImrani”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 June 2017
First published online: 2010



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