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  • ḤĀTAMI, ʿALI

    Jamsheed Akrami

    (b. Tehran, 1944; d. Tehran, 1996), Iranian scriptwriter and film director. For all his interest in dealing with the characters and incidents shaping the political and social history of the Qajar and Pahlavi periods, Ḥātami’s films are not particularly concerned with faithful representation and historical accuracy. He preferred a more creative interpretation.

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  • HATAMTU

    Cross-Reference

    See ELAM.

  • HĀTEF, SAYYED AḤMAD EṢFAHĀNI

    Ḏabiḥ-Allāh Ṣafā and EIr

    (d. 1783), an influential poet of the 18th century.

  • HĀTEFI, ʿABD-ALLĀH

    Michele Bernardini

    (d. Ḵargerd, 1521) Persian poet and nephew of ʿAbd-al-Rahmān Jāmi.

  • ḤĀTEM ṬĀʾI

    Mahmoud Omidsalar

    the epitome of generosity and munificence in Arabic and Persian anecdotal traditions.

  • ḤĀTEM-NĀMA

    Pegah Shahbaz

    a popular prose romance by an unknown author, consisting of the imaginary adventures of Ḥātem Ṭāʾi, the pre-Islamic Arab noble, renowned for his boundless generosity and graceful hospitality.

  • HATRA

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    (Ḥaṭrā; Ar. Ḥażr), a strongly fortified city in Upper Mesopotamia (today northern Iraq), situated at lat 35°40′ N, long 42°45′ E in the midst of the desert steppe of the northern Jazīra.

  • HAUG, MARTIN

    Almut Hintze

    (1827-1876) Oriental scholar and one of the founders of Iranian studies. His contributions to Old and Middle Iranian studies remained influential well into the twentieth century.

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  • HAUMAVARGĀ

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    a term distinguishing one of the three groups of Sakā tribes, Sakā haumavargā, in some of the lists of the peoples in the Achaemenid royal inscriptions.

  • HAURVATĀT

    cross-reference

    See HORDĀD; AMƎŠA SPƎNTA.