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(ca. 1460-1515), admiral in the Indian Ocean (1504, 1506-08), second governor of Portuguese India (1509-15), a great conqueror, and the real founder of the Portuguese empire in the Orient.
J. P. Asmussen
a sectarian in the early Christian Church, 1st-2nd centuries CE, in the time of Trajan.
D. O. Morgan
(“sealer”), a Turkish term (from āl “red seal”) designating an il-khanid chancery official.
Azeri Turkish title of a narrative by Āḵūndzāda (1812-78).
(Muhiddin Olimpur/Olimov), Tajik journalist, photographer, and intellectual figure who was instrumental in strengthening cultural ties among Persianate societies (1945-1995).
A. M. Piemontese
(d. after 1595), Venetian secretary and diplomat, author of an important report on Safavid Persia.
apparently a Neoplatonic philosopher living in Egypt about 300 CE.
(356-323 B.C.). Ascending the throne of Macedonia on the assassination of his father Philip II in 336, Alexander quickly took up Philip’s grand scheme to land an army in Asia and “liberate the Greek cities from the Achaemenid yoke.”This Article Has Images/Tables.
F. M. Kotwal and P. G. Kreyenbroek
heritage of the Sasanian period includes two widely divergent storylines about Alexander, both of which were presumably transmitted by Zoroastrians and can therefore be labelled “Zoroastrian.”
(known in Persian as ESKANDAR MĪRZĀ), pro-Persian member of the royal family of Georgia (b. 1770, d. after 1830).