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Kamran Ekbal and Lutz Richter-Bernburg
one of the first English surgeons to work in Persia and personal physician to the crown prince ʿAbbās Mīrzā.
(b. Tabrīz 1822, d. Tabrīz 25 Ḏu’l-ḥejja 1294/30 December 1877), a British physician in Tabrīz.
the male cornel tree, a dogwood shrub with edible berries.
A. Shapur Shahbazi
in ancient Iran, the ceremonial act of investing a ruler with a crown.
disposal of, in Zoroastrianism; in Zoroastrianism the corpse of a righteous believer was held to be the greatest source of pollution in the world, as the death of such a one represented a triumph for evil, whose forces were thought to be gathered there in strength.
(C.I.I.), an association devoted to the collection and publication of Iranian inscriptions and documents.
Correspondence i. In pre-Islamic Persia, ii. In Islamic Persia, iii. Forms of opening and closing, address, and signature, and iv. On the subcontinent of India.
There is no information about correspondence in Median times, except for a fictitiously paraphrased letter from Cyrus to Cyaxares that began “Cyrus to Cyaxares, greeting!”
In Islamic Persia letter writing (Ar.-Pers. tarassol < Ar. r-s-l “to send”) developed into a genre of great literary, historical, and social importance.