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J. P. Asmussen
Persian Belawhar o Būdāsaf, a Greek Christian or Christianized novel of Buddhist origins. All the manuscripts are later than 1500. Being extremely popular it received various accretions and was often translated.
M. Bazin, D. Balland
Persian jow (from OIran. *yawa-, cf. Av. yauua- “grain,” Pahl. ǰōrdā “barley”), Pashto wərbəša. The cultivation of barley in Iran, like that of wheat, goes back to the origin of agriculture itself.This Article Has Images/Tables.
L. Vanden Berghe
a site with a spring about 10 km southeast of Shiraz, where three panels bearing two Sasanian rock reliefs are carved in the mountain at a height of about 6.5 m above the ground.This Article Has Images/Tables.
or Barāmeka, family stemming from Balḵ, secretaries and viziers under the early ʿAbbasids, not before Hešām b. ʿAbd al-Malek (723-42), until 802 (under Hārūn al-Rašīd).
the son of Vīsa, one of the Turanian heroes mentioned in the Šāh-nāma as a member of the army that Afrāsīāb led into Iran during the reign of Nowḏar.
Dj. Khaleghi Motlagh
in the traditional history, the name of a cow associated with Ferēdūn and eventually killed by Żaḥḥāk.
“planning.” Among the countries of the Middle East Iran has a relatively long history of economic development planning. By the time of the revolution in 1979, five development plans of various durations had been implemented in ran over a thirty-year period.
W. Floor and B. Hourcade, D. Balland
the modern Persian term for electricity, borrowed from Arabic barq “lightning, flash of lightning.” i. In Iran. ii. In Afghanistan. The electrification of individual government buildings appears to have begun during the reign of Nāṣer-al-Dīn Shah (ca. 1887) with the state armory and the shah’s residence in Tehran. In 1900 the first electrical plant (of 6,6 kw) was built in Iran, in the city of Mašhad.This Article Has Images/Tables.
L. P. Elwell-Sutton
(Lightning), the name of three Persian newspapers, 1910-17, 1943, 1950s.