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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
It is necessary to make use of secondary sources, especially when emending old manuscripts, as they contain rather archaic vocabulary and have peculiar syntax, their extant manuscripts being of recent time; hence they have been exposed to more errors and digressions. In the case of texts translated from other languages, the most important secondary source is the original text from which the translation has been made.
While introducing two treatises in a book entitled Ahval va akhbar-e Barmakian (On the Barmakids’ lives and chronicles), which were probably translated in the 6th/12th century by one or more translators from Arabic, this article is designed to discuss and correct the ambiguities and lapses in those two by referring to the providences of the stories recorded in them.