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  • ANṢARĪ, ʿALĪ-QOLĪ KHAN

    M. Kasheff

    MOŠĀWER-AL-MAMĀLEK (1868-1940), a career diplomat under the late Qajars. 

  • ANṢĀRĪ, ḴᵛĀJA ʿABDALLĀH

    Cross-Reference

    See ʿABDALLĀH ANṢĀRĪ.

  • ANṢĀRĪ, MĪRZĀ SAʿĪD KHAN

    Cross-Reference

    MOʾTAMEN-AL-MOLK. See MOʾTAMEN-AL-MOLK.

  • ANṢĀRĪ, SHAIKH MORTAŻĀ

    S. Murata

    B. MOḤAMMAD AMĪN (1799-1864), 1799-1864), important author of works on feqh.

  • ANSHAN

    J. Hansman

    (or ANZAN), the name of an important Elamite region in western Fārs and of its chief city.

  • ANṬĀKĪYA

    Cross-Reference

    See ANTIOCH.

  • ANTHROPOLOGY

    B. Spooner

    (Persian mardomšenāsī), social and cultural, in Iran and Afghanistan.

  • ANTHROPOMORPHISM

    J. Duchesne-Guillemin

    in Iranian religions. Ahura Mazdā in the Gāthās was conceived of, although invisible and immortal, as of human form, with eyes, hands, and tongue; but he was of gigantic size. 

  • ANTI-ALBORZ

    B. Hourcade

    This arid highland of middling elevation is a no-man’s-land, markedly different in respect of both physical features and human occupation from the high valleys of the Alborz, the cultivable piedmont areas, and the Tehran region. It is a marginal zone with an ethnically heterogeneous population and an economy wholly dependent on Tehran.

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  • ANTIA, EDULJI KERSASPJI

    K. M. JamaspAsa and M. Boyce

    (1842-1913/1212-83 yazdegerdi), Parsi scholar, born of priestly stock in Navsari in Gujarat.