Rab’-e Rashidi, at the foot of the Mount Sorkhab in Tabriz, is built by the order of Rashid-al-Din (718- 648 AH), chief minister of Oljeitu, late in thirteenth centuries. Built in a residential area, Rab’-e Rashidi includes various buildings such as mosques, various schools, hospitals (Dar al-Shafa), pharmacy, libraries, inns, bathhouses, houses, orphanage, mills, dyeing workshops, weaving , Paper making, Mints , various shops (markets), gardens and separate neighborhoods with beautiful homes for the accommodation of various social classes. Rashid-al-Din brought a number of people from other cities and towns including scrivener, scholars, Quranic scholars and physicians.
This manuscript of which there is only one copy in the whole world was written by Rashid al-Din Fazlullah Hamadani in Tabriz. During his ministry, Rab’-e Rashidi established a large complex in the suburbs of Tabriz dedicated to scientific and research activities. To build and operate this large scientific complex, a large amount of property was dedicated to the collection of letters written by Rab’-e Rashidi himself, and in this letter, we find out what a large scientific complex was operating in Tabriz at that time.
A lot of information about the social life of the people of that period. Celebrations, religious and mourning events such as the whimsical nightclub that was officially celebrated for the first night of burial in Tabriz, information on foods, names of breads and cooks, as well as how to cook some foods, day-to-day health issues, and understanding different herbal remedies could be read in the book.
This edition is currently kept in the Tabriz Central Library, and it is listed in Iran UNESCO Memory of the World.
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