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  • DUTCH-PERSIAN RELATIONS

    Willem Floor

    Until the 16th century the Dutch knew little of Persia and nothing of its language. Franciscus Raphelengius (1539-97), at Leiden University, drew up a short list of Persian words based on the first Persian text ever printed, a translation of the Pentateuch in Hebrew characters (Istanbul, 1546).

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  • DŪZAḴ

    Mansour Shaki

    hell.

  • DUŽYĀIRYA

    Antonio Panaino

    bad year or bad harvest.

  • DVIN

    Erich Kettenhofen

    city in Armenia located north of Artaxata on the left bank of the Azat, about 35 km south of the present Armenian capital at Yerevan. It remained a significant center from the Sasanian period to the 13th century, and its pleasant climate was mentioned by many authors.

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  • DYAKONOV, MIKHAIL MIKHAĬLOVICH

    Boris Litvinsky

    (b. St. Petersburg, 26 June 1907, d. Moscow, 8 June 1954), Russian scholar of Iranian studies.

  • DYES

    Cross-Reference

    See CARPETS ii.

  • Dād

    music sample

  • Darviš Khān – Pishdarāmad

    music sample

  • Dastgāh-e Čahārgāh

    music sample

  • Dastgāh-e Māhur

    music sample

  • Dašti

    music sample

  • Delkaš (1)

    music sample

  • Delkaš (2)

    music sample

  • Denaseri

    music sample

  • Deylamān

    music sample

  • Divāna šo

    music sample

  • D~ CAPTIONS OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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    list of all the figure and plate images in the letter D entries.