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  • ḤAMID-AL-DIN ABU BAKR BALḴI

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  • ḤAMID-AL-DIN KERMĀNI

    Farhad Daftary

    , ABU’L-ḤASAN AḤMAD b. ʿAbd-Allāh b. Moḥammad (d. after 1020-21), a prominent Ismaʿili dāʿi and one of the most accomplished Ismaʿili theologians and philosophers of the Fatimid period.

  • ḤAMIDI ŠIRĀZI

    Jafar Moayyad Shirazi

    Ḥamidi left Shiraz for Tehran in 1934 and enrolled in the Teachers College of Tehran University, where he received a B.A. degree in Persian Literature in 1937, graduating at the top of his class. He returned to Shiraz as a high school teacher, and a year later he published his first collection of poems, Šoku-fahā “Blossoms.”

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  • HAMKALĀM

    Mary Boyce and Firoze Kotwal

    “of the same word, ” a Zoroastrian-Persian priestly technical term.

  • ḤAMMĀM-E WAKĪL

    Karāmat-Allāh Afsar

    (bathhouse of the Wakil), a historic monument in Shiraz built by Karim Khan Zand “the Wakil” (r. 1751-79) after 1776.

  • HAMMER-PURGSTALL, JOSEPH FREIHERR von

    J. T. P. de Bruijn

    prolific Austrian orientalist, among whose many works is the first ever complete translation of the Divān of Ḥāfeẓ into a Western language (1774-1856).

  • HĀMUN, DARYĀČA-YE

    Eckart Ehlers, Gherardo Gnoli

    (or simply Hāmun), lit. “lake of the plain, lowland,” a lake covering the deepest part of the Sistān depression and the Sistān watershed.

  • HĀMUN, DARYĀČA-YE i. GEOGRAPHY

    Eckart Ehlers

    The Sistān basin is the easternmost endorheic basin in Persia, draining a watershed 350,000 km2.

  • HĀMUN, DARYĀČA-YE ii. IN LITERATURE AND MYTHOLOGY

    Gherardo Gnoli

    In the literature and mythology of ancient Persia, Lake Hāmun occupied, along with the Helmand Riiver, a position of particular importance, especially in Zoroastrian eschatology.

  • ḤAMZA -NĀMA

    William L. Hanaway, Jr., Frances W. Pritchett

    a popular prose romance transmitted orally and written down at a time unknown.