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titles and forms of address, employed in Iran from pre-Islamic times.
second of Shah Esmāʿīl’s four surviving sons (1516-1550) and leader of a revolt.
K. H. Menges
The Altaic peoples and languages are distributed around 45° north latitude, from eastern Europe to the Pacific Ocean.
(1709-74), who introduced the cultivation of madder into southern France. When his attempts to grow cotton in southern France proved fruitless, he began to cultivate Oriental madder; this proved so successful that madder soon became a main crop of the region.
V. M. Masson
a settlement of the Neolithic period and Bronze Age in the south of Turkmenistan near the village of Miana.
“gold mark of ownership” (Tk.), a seal that was used throughout their empire by the Mongol rulers of Iran (including the Chupanids and Jalayerids), especially for financial or property decisions and in documents relating to financial transactions by the state.
C. E. Bosworth
Turkish slave commander of the Ghaznavid sultans and governor in Ḵᵛārazm (408-23/1017-32).
garden plum (Prunus domestica), a fruit with a wide range in size, flavor, color, and texture.
mountain range near Hamadān, an isolated massif at a point of junction between the Zagros folds and the central Iranian plateau.
a dialect spoken in the village of Alvīr and belonging to the Central group of Iranian dialects.