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    P. Oberling

    a Lor tribe of the Pīš(-e)Kūh region in Lorestān.


    H. R. Roemer

    B. ŠĀHROḴ B. TĪMŪR (1397-1433), Timurid prince who played an important role as a statesman and a patron of art and architecture and was himself a first-class calligrapher.


    Dj. Khaleghi Motlagh, T. Lentz

    an illuminated and gilded manuscript of Ferdowsī’s Šāh-nāma measur­ing 26.5 × 38 cm, containing 346 pages and twenty-one paintings, written in nastaʿlīq, and kept in the former Royal Library (Golestan Palace Museum, no. 6) in Tehran. i. The manuscript.  ii. The paintings.

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  • BAYT

    A. Hassanpour

    a genre of Kurdish folk art, an orally transmitted story which is either entirely sung or is a combination of sung verse and spoken prose.


    M. Momen

    (House of Justice), a Bahai administrative institution.


    C. E. Bosworth

    a Turkish commander who controlled the town of Bost in southern Afghanistan during the middle years of the 10th century.


    C. E. Bosworth

    a town of medieval Islamic Fārs (modern Tall-e Bayżā), 25 miles north of Shiraz, 8 farsaḵs according to the medieval geographers and one stage east of the Sasanian and early Islamic town of Eṣṭaḵr.


    E. Kohlberg

    Shafeʿite jurist, Asḥʿarite theologian, and renowned Koran commentator (13th-14th centuries).

  • BĀZ

    H. Aʿlam

    general term formerly applied particularly to birds from the genera Falco (falcons) and Accipiter (hawks), which were traditionally prized and trained for hunting game birds.


    Moḥammad-Taqī Dānešpažūh

    books or treatises on the keeping and training of falcons.