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  • DEHESTĀNĪ , AʿAZZ-AL-MOLKNEẒĀM-AL-DĪN ABU’L-MAḤĀSEN ʿABD-AL-JALĪL

    C. Edmund Bosworth

    b. ʿAlī, twice vizier to the Saljuq sultan Barkīāroq (1094-1105).

  • DEHESTĀNĪ, ḤOSAYN

    Moḥammad Dabīrsīāqī

    b. Asʿad b. Ḥosayn Moʾayyadī, Persian translator of the Arabic work al-Faraj baʿd al-šedda by Abū ʿAlī Moḥassen (939-94), a collection of poems, anecdotes, sayings, and didactic remarks arranged in thirteen chapters on the general theme of joy following hardship.

  • DEHḴODĀ, MĪRZĀ ʿALĪ-AKBAR QAZVĪNĪ

    ʿA.-A. SAʿĪDĪ SĪRJĀNĪ

    (ca. 1879–1956), scholar, poet, and social critic. In all his writing Dehḵodā was a perfectionist and a meticulous craftsman. He was a nationalist, outspoken in his convictions, indifferent to the wrath of powerful men, and a firm believer in Persian culture.

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  • DEHḴᵛĀRAQĀN

    Cross-Reference

    See ĀẔARŠAHR.

  • DEHLAVĪ, ŠĀH WALĪ-ALLĀH QOṬB-AL-DĪN AḤMAD ABU’L-FAYYĀŻ

    Marcia K. Hermansen

    (1703-62), leading Muslim intellectual of India and writer on a wide range of Islamic topics in Arabic and Persian; more than thirty-five of his works are extant.

  • DEHLĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See DELHI SULTANATE.

  • DEHLORĀN

    Frank Hole

    (Deh Lorān), the name of a šahrestān (subprovince) in Īlām province in southwestern Persia, and of the main town.

  • DEHQĀN

    Aḥmad Tafażżolī

    arabicized form of Syriac dhgnʾ, borrowed from Pahlavi dehgān (older form dahīgān).

  • DEIOCES

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    (Gk. Dēïókēs), name of a Median king.

  • DEIPNOSOPHISTAÍ

    Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin

    lit. "Banquet of the Sophists"; a miscellany in the form of dialogues ostensibly conducted at table, including approximately one hundred passages pertaining to Persia.