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  • DÜRRI EFENDI, AḤMAD

    Tahsin Yazici

    (or Dorrī Afandī; (b. Van, date unknown, d. Istanbul, 1722), Ottoman poet, civil servant, and diplomat who served as ambassador to Tehran and wrote Sefārat-nāma, the first Turkish account of Safavid Persia.

  • DUSHANBE

    Muriel Atkin

    capital and most populous city of Tajikistan.

  • DŪST MOḤAMMAD KHAN BĀRAKZĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See DŌST MOḤAMMAD KHAN.

  • DŪST-ʿALĪ MOʿAYYER

    Cross-Reference

    See MOʿAYYER-AL-MAMĀLEK.

  • DŪST-MOḤAMMAD HERAVĪ

    Chahryar Adle

    (d. probably Qazvīn, shortly after 1564), master calligrapher, the only artist whom Shah Ṭahmāsb I kept with him after having gradually dismissed all the others from his direct service.

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  • DŪST-MOḤAMMAD MOṢAWWER

    Chahryar Adle

    (d. ca. 1560), master painter, known in the Indo-Persian world and even among the Ottomans as a painter (moṣawwer), paper cutter (qāṭeʿ), calligraphic tracer/outliner (moḥarrer), and perhaps binder (saḥḥāf) and gilder (moḏahheb).

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  • DUTCH-PERSIAN RELATIONS

    Willem Floor

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

  • D~ CAPTIONS OF ILLUSTRATIONS

    Cross-Reference

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