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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Several editions of Khaqani’s Divan have by now been made each of which have their own merits and demerits. One of these editions has been produced by Zia al-Din Sajjadi who based his correction on the London MS (the oldest manuscript of Divan-e Khaqani). However, here and there he has also made use of other manuscripts, and this has led to a number of errors in his redaction.
In the present article, through a critical study of the cases where the readings of alternative secondary manuscripts have replaced the primary MS, and by quoting exemplar evidence from Khaqani’s Divan and other Persian texts, the writers have tried to prove the accuracy and, for that reason, preference of the readings of the London MS. Besides demonstrating the authenticity of the London MS, this study makes it clear that reliance on the recorded readings of this manuscript can be helpful in producing a more refined and accurate edition of Khaqani’s Divan.