Abu al-Faraj Ali of Esfahan

Abu al-Faraj Ali of Esfahan bo?o l-fraj l?, ?sfhn [key], 897?967, Arabic scholar from Iran. He is mainly known for his invaluable Kitab al-Aghani (book of songs), which provides detailed information about the culture and social life of medieval Islam.

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