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  • CHRONICLE OF ARBELA

    Peter Kawerau

    a Syriac church history of Adiabene, written in the 6th century by Mĕšīḥā-Zĕḵā under the title Kĕtaḇā ḏ-ĕqlisyastīqī ḏă-Mĕšīḥā-Zĕḵā, chosen in conscious imitation of the Ekklēsiastikḕ historía by Eusebius of Caesarea.

  • CHRONICLE OF EDESSA

    Sebastian P. Brock

    a short local history of Edessa (modern Urfa), written in Syriac by an anonymous author and covering chiefly the period from 201-540 C.E.

  • CHRONOGRAMS

    J. T. P. de Bruijn

    dates incorporated into Persian texts in disguised form, espe­cially those in which the letters of the alphabet have numerical value.

  • CHRONOLOGY

    Cross-Reference

    See CALENDARS.

  • CHUBAK, Sadeq

    Mohammad Reza Ghanoonparvar

    (1916-1998), one of most acclaimed Persian short story writers and novelists of the 20th century.

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  • CHUPANIDS

    Cross-Reference

    See CHOBANIDS.

  • CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN PERSIA

    Cross-reference

    IN PERSIA. See ENGLAND, CHURCH OF, IN PERSIA.

  • CHURNS AND CHURNING

    Marcel Bazin and Christian Bromberger

    There are three distinct ways in which milk is normally processed. In the first it is heated, pressed, and squeezed dry to make cheese (panīr). Cheese making is uncommon in the Persian world, except in a few regions where it has become a specialty. The other two methods begin with conversion of the milk into yogurt.

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  • CH’IEN HAN SHU

    Edwin G. Pulleyblank

    (Qian Han shu) “History of the Former Han Dynasty,” a historical work which includes information on Iran.

  • CH’ÜAN-CHOU

    Cross-reference

    (Quan-zhou, formerly Jin-jiang; in Islamic sources Zaytūn), Chinese city in southeastern Fu-jian (Fukien) province on the lower reaches of the Jin-jiang river. See CHINA VIII. PERSIAN SETTLEMENTS IN SOUTHEASTERN CHINA.