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‘Confession book’

Abgar ʿAlī Akbar Armanī

Date: 27 January 1708

Original Language: Persian


The Iʿtirāf-nāma (‘Confession book’) by ‘Alī Akbar Armanī is a unique example of a conversion narrative from the Safavid period. The only surviving manuscript, consisting of 73 folios, is held at the University of Tehran (Sefatgol, ‘Introduction’, p. 49). Although the work was probably conceived for missionary purposes and for circulatio…

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Tiburcio, Alberto, “ Iʿtirāf-nāma”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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