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Jafar Moayyad Shirazi
poet, man of letters, literary scholar and critic, translator, journalist, and university professor (1914-1986).This Article Has Images/Tables.
Mary Boyce and Firoze Kotwal
“of the same word, ” a Zoroastrian-Persian priestly technical term.
(bathhouse of the Wakil), a historic monument in Shiraz built by Karim Khan Zand “the Wakil” (r. 1751-79) after 1776.
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).
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.
The Sistān basin is the easternmost endorheic basin in Persia, draining a watershed 350,000 km2.
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.
William L. Hanaway, Jr., Frances W. Pritchett
a popular prose romance transmitted orally and written down at a time unknown.
C. Edmund Bosworth
or Atrak or ʿAbd-Allāh Abu Ḵozayma (d. 828), Kharijite rebel in Sistān and Khorasan during early ʿAbbasid times.
(Ḥamza Negāri) Ḥāji Mir Ḥamza Efendi b. Mir Pāšā, Sufi and poet from Azerbaijan, who wrote in both Persian and Turkish (d. 1886).