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It appears from your description this artwork is being used to illustrate Story III, from Chapter iV of the Gulistan (1256CE). A translation of this work can be found at the source books collection Fordham.edu: A sensible youth made vast progress in the arts and sciences, and was of a docile disposition; but however much he frequented the societies of the ...


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No, it is not possible to reach a totally unbiased history of that time, or indeed any time. There are a lot of people out there who will tell you that information sources being "biased" is a boolean thing, as is "truth", and further that you should just totally ignore anything they declare "biased". These people are in fact not ...


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There are primary sources from that period written by non-Muslims, but they are not as detailed or as close to the events in question and have their own issues with bias and misunderstanding (they’re mainly just fragments and passing references made by Christian clerics and the like). They can be used to cross check, validate or slightly modify some of the ...


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