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  • EZĪRĀN

    Sheila S. Blair

    a village 32 km southeast of Isfahan on the south bank of the river Zāyandarūd. 

  • EZNIK OF KOŁB

    James R. Russell

    or KOŁBACʿI (b. ca. 374-80), Armenian Christian theologian and cleric; his work contains a refutation of the Zoroastrian religion. 

  • ʿEZRĀ

    Cross-Reference

    See BIBLE.

  • ʿEZRĀ, BOOK OF

    J.C. Reeves

    canonical biblical book emanating from the early portion of the Second Temple period (515 B.C.E.-70 C.E.) of Jewish history. 

  • ʿEZRĀ-NĀMA

    Amnon Netzer

    paraphrased versification of the Book of ʿEzrā containing midrashic and Iranian legends. 

  • ʿEZRĀʾĪL

    Cross-Reference

    lit. "Angel of Death." See Supplement (ANGELS).

  • ʿEZZ-AL-DAWLA, ʿABD-al-RAŠĪD

    C. E. Bosworth

    See ʿABD-AL-RAŠĪD, ABŪ MANṢŪR.

  • ʿEZZ-AL-DAWLA, ʿABD-AL-ṢAMAD MĪRZĀ

    Kambiz Eslami

    In 1872, ʿEzz-al-Dawla became the chieftain of the Qajar tribe, a prestigious albeit ceremonial position that he held for a year. It was in this capacity that he was selected to join Nāṣer-al-Dīn Shah’s entourage on his first tour of Europe in 1873. ʿEzz-al-Dawla was an educated man with a knowledge of French and English and was also an avid reader and book collector.

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  • ʿEZZ-AL-DĪN KĀŠĀNĪ, MAḤMŪD

    Māšā-Allāh Ajūdānī

    b. ʿAlī Naṭanzī (d. 1334-35), an author and Sufi of the early 14th century.

  • ʿEZZAT PĀŠĀ, MOḤAMMAD

    Tahsın Yazici

    (1843-1914), author of a Persian-Turkish dictionary and translator of Persian literary works.

  • ʿEZZAT-AL-DAWLA, MALEKAZĀDA ḴĀNOM

    Kambiz Eslami

    (1834/35-1905), the only full sister of Nāṣer-al-Dīn Shah. The first (1849-52) of her five marriages was as second wife of Mīrzā Taqī Khan Amīr Kabīr. One of her two daughters by him married the crown prince Moẓaffar-al-Din Mirza and bore a son, the future Moḥammad-ʿAlī Shah (r. 1907-09). 

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  • E~ CAPTIONS OF ILLUSTRATIONS

    Cross-Reference

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