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  • DARBAND EPIGRAPHY

    Multiple Authors

    epigraphic remains on the walls of Darband, from Sasanian through Medieval Islamic times.

  • DARBAND EPIGRAPHY i. Middle Persian Inscriptions

    Murtazali Gadjiev

    Thirty-two Pahlavi inscriptions of the mid-6th century CE are engraved on the defensive walls of the city of Darband.

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  • DARBAND EPIGRAPHY ii. Dar-e Qiāmat Shrine

    Murtazali Gadjiev

    a medieval Muslim cultic site, now forgotten and non-functioning, in Darband.

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  • DARBAND QUARTER

    Bernard Hourcade

    a former village in the summer resort (yeylāq) of Šamīrān, situated at an elevation of 1,700 m on the extreme northern edge of the capital, where the Alborz foothills begin.

  • DARBANDĪ, MULLA ĀQĀ

    Hamid Algar

    b. ʿĀbed b. Ramażān, commonly known as Fāżel Darbandī (d. Tehran, 1869-70), Shiʿite scholar and preacher of the Qajar period, renowned for his disputatious and irascible character.

  • DARBĀR -E AʿẒAM

    Guity Nashat

    lit., “the great court”; a council of ministers established in October 1872 as one of several experiments undertaken in the reign of Nāṣer-al-Dīn Shah (1848-96) to reorganize and rationalize the Persian administration on the model of Western cabinet government.

  • DĀRČĪNĪ

    Hūšang Aʿlam

    lit., “Chinese tree/wood."

  • D'ARCY, JOSEPH

    Kambiz Eslami

    (Pers. “Mester Bārūt,” “Qūlūnel Khan,” “Qonsūl Khan”; b. Portsmouth, England, 14 March 1780, d. Lymington, England, 17 February 1848), major (later lieutenant colonel) in the British Royal Artillery who arrived in Persia in 1226/1811 with the ambassador Sir Gore Ouseley; he was one of a group of British officers and enlisted men who were to reform and equip the Persian army.

  • D'ARCY, WILLIAM KNOX

    Fuad Rouhani

    (b. Newton Abbot, Devonshire, England, 11 October 1849, d. Stanmore, Middlesex, England, 1 May 1917), petroleum entrepreneur and founder of the oil industry in Persia and the Middle East.

  • DARD, ḴᵛĀJA MĪR

    Annemarie Schimmel

    (b. Delhi, 13 September 1721; d. 11 January 1785), poet and author of prose works on mystical theology.