نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Baharestan is a Persian prose text which was written by Jami in 892 (A. H., lunar calendar) on the style of Golestan. It includes tales and anecdotes which the author has compiled and put together with respect to the subject of each of the 8 chapters of his work. The present article intends to answer 2 questions connected with this document. One question is if Jami has originally created his tales and anecdotes depending on his own muse, or if his work is an adaptation of the texts before him. Another question is if the writers after Jami have used the tales and anecdotes in Baharestan. To provide due answers to these questions, a number of stories in Jami's work were extracted and analytically compared with some texts before and after it. This study shows that, in agreement with Persian story-writing conventions of the ancient times, Jami has taken many of his tales and anecdotes from the texts before him without citing their bibliographies, and that the story-writers after Jami have also benefitted from the stories in his work.