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 Skazaniia o dare Shakha Abbasa
(798 words)

‘Tale of the gift of Shah Abbas’

Skazaniia o dare Shakha Abbasa

Date: Early-mid 17th century; after 1625

Original Language: Old Russian


The title Tale of the gift of Shah Abbas refers to a cycle of texts that circulated in four variants (‘documentary’, short, ‘legendary’, and extended), and which also forms part of a group of related sources, all dealing with the gift of Christ’s clothing to the Russian Tsar by the Shah of Persia in 1625. Prio…

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Griffin, Clare, “ Skazaniia o dare Shakha Abbasa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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