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Markazi Province, a village located about 35 km northeast of Anjedān and northwest of Maḥallāt in central Iran, with ruins of a fairly large caravanserai.
Donald D. Leslie
medieval capital of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) and home of a Judeo-Persian community.
dam built on the Helmand River as a part of the multi-faceted projects aimed at the development of the Helmand Valley.
Etrat Elahi and Eir.
a general term applied to several kinds of flat bread or small, often thin, dry cakes variously shaped and made.
the customs and characteristics of a kāka—a vagabond or vigilante characterized by the ideals of chivalry, courage, generosity, and loyalty.
Philip G. Kreyenbroek
a term used both for a tribal federation and for a religious group in Iraqi Kurdistan.
a Lor tribe of the Delfān group, settled in the Piškuh region of Luristan (Lorestān), as well as west of Qazvin and in the Ṭārom region.
S. J. Badakhchani
Ismaʿili poet and preacher of 17th-century Persia (d. after 1646). He was born in Dizbād, a village in the hills half way between Mashhad and Nišāpur.
(d. 1612), Persian historian and bureaucrat, whose chronicle, titled Aḥsan al-tavāriḵ, is a general history of pre-Islamic and Islamic dynasties of Iran, the Indian Subcontinent, and Central Asia.
a strictly popular order of Persian dervishes, favored by artisans and shopkeepers. The name “Ḵāksār” (lit. ‘dust-like’) was probably chosen to figuratively denote a lowly, humble, and modest person.