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Les inscriptions poétiques du palais royal de Ghazni : à la recherche d’un mécène

Abstract : Fifty years have passed since the publication by Alessio Bombaci of a long but highly fragmented poetic inscription in Persian, discovered during the excavations of a royal palace in Ghazni, Afghanistan (A. Bombaci, The Inscription in Kufic Persian Verses in the Court of the Royal Palace of Mas’ūd III at Ghazni, Rome, 1966). Nowadays, the study of this unique record rest on an increased epigraphic corpus and may take advantage of the fresh comparative materials issued from further researches in the neighboring regions. The present paper is intended to review the historical references preserved in the extant inscriptions in the form of names, honorifics and allusions to the sovereigns of the Ghaznavid dynasty (977-1186). Archaeological and epigraphic data (i.e. original location and paleographic details of the inscriptions) will support the identification of the mentioned rulers, providing some clues about the composition date of the text. Furthermore, some comparisons between the epigraphic corpus and the Ghaznavid literary production will lead us to remark upon the attribution and function of the Persian verses that once adorned the palace of Ghazni.
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Viola Allegranzi. Les inscriptions poétiques du palais royal de Ghazni : à la recherche d’un mécène . Les Ghaznavides et leurs voisins : nouvelles recherches sur le monde iranien oriental (Xe - XIIe s.), Maria Szuppe; Viola Allegranzi, Feb 2016, Ivry-sur-Seine, France. ⟨halshs-01282831⟩



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