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  • DĀḠESTĀN

    Gadzhi Gamzatovich Gamzatov, Fridrik Thordarson

    (Daghestan). The many-faceted relationship between Dāḡestān (ancient Albania), a region in the eastern Caucasus, and Persia since antiquity has yet to be studied as a whole, though there is considerable historical, linguis­tic, folkloric, literary, and art-historical evidence bear­ing on it.

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  • DĀḠESTĀNĪ, FATḤ ʿALĪ KHAN

    Roger M. Savory

    b. Alqāṣ Mīrzā b. Ildirim Khan Šamḵāl, grand vizier (wazīr-e aʿẓam, eʿtemād-al-dawla) under Shah Solṭān-Ḥosayn I Ṣafawī (1105-35/1694-1722).

  • DAGUERREOTYPE

    Chahryar Adle

    the first practical photo­graphic process, introduced into Persia in the early 1840s, shortly after its official presentation to the French Académie de Science in Paris in 1839. Acceptance of the medium of photography in Persia reflected the cultural value attached to painting in general and portraiture in particular.

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  • ḎAHABĪYA

    Hamid Algar

    a Sufi order of Shiʿite allegiance, ultimately derived from the Kobrawīya order.

  • DAHAE

    François de Blois, Willem Vogelsang

    i. The name. ii. The people.

  • DAHAN-E ḠOLĀMĀN

    Gherardo Gnoli

    “Gateway of the slaves,” site  ca. 30 km southeast of Zābol in Sīstān. It is the sole large provincial capital surviving from the Achaemenid empire; excavations there have brought to light a combination of “imperial” elements, identified in the public buildings, and local elements.

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  • DAHBĪDĪYA

    Hamid Algar

    a hereditary line of Naqšbandī Sufis centered on the shrine at Dahbīd, a village about 11 km. from Samarqand.

  • DAHM YAZAD

    Mary Boyce

    the Middle Persian name of the Zoroastrian divinity (also known as Dahmān Āfrīn and Dahmān) who is the spirit or force inherent in the Avestan benediction called Dahma Vaŋuhi Āfriti, or Dahma Āfriti.

  • DAHRĪ

    Mansour Shaki, Daniel Gimaret

    (< Ar.-Pers. dahr “time, eternity”), a theological term referring either to an atheist or to an adherent of the doctrine that the universe had no beginning in time.

  • DAHYU

    Gherardo Gnoli

    country (often with reference to the people inhabiting it).