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D. M. MacEoin
a 19th-century messianic movement in Iran and Iraq under the overall charismatic leadership of Sayyed ʿAlī-Moḥammad Šīrāzī, the Bāb (1819-1850). Babism was the only significant millenarian movement in Shiʿite Islam during the 19th century.
catholicos (d. 481 or 484), orthodox leader of the Christian church in Iran under Pērōz, one of Barṣaumā’s chief opponents.
X. de Planhol, S. Blair
town in Māzandarān, occupying a central position in the coastal plain. i. The town. ii. Islamic monuments.
X. de Planhol
town on the Caspian coast in the province of Māzandarān.
M. E. Subtelny
Timurid prince (1422-1457), the youngest son of Bāysonqor and a great-grandson of the conqueror Tīmūr.
(1483-1530), Timurid prince, military genius, and literary craftsman, founder of the Mughal Empire in India.
(or Bābor, Bābar; sing. Bāboray), a Paṧtūn tribe originally from the Solaymān mountains, now widely dispersed.
“tiger.” The little evidence suggests only tentative differences between the Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) and the Indian tiger (P. t. tigris) or the Siberian tiger (P. t. altaica).
(or babr, also called palangīna), in the traditional history, the name of the coat which Rostam wore in combat.