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Commercial exploitation of the known resources, which are mainly located in inaccessible locations, was discouraged by the lack of cost-effective infrastructure.
C. E. Bosworth
(1877-1966), outstanding Russian scholar of Persian history, historical geography, literature and culture.
Sajjad H. Rizvi
, Sayyed Amir Abu’l-Qāsem b. Mirzā Beg b. Ṣadr-al-Din Moḥammad Ḥosayni Astarābādi, renowned philosopher and mystic during the Safavid revitalization of philosophy (b. 1562-63, d. 1640).
(1942-1995), editor of three literary magazines and translator of works of Western literature.This Article Has Images/Tables.
a research center in Tehran, focused on editing manuscripts (including those concerned with the history of science), cataloguing Persian and Arabic manuscripts in Iran and the wider Persianate cultural area, and studying related codicological issues.
Philip G. Kreyenbroek
nicknamed “Gunga Din,” author of “Irradiant,” a popular epic written in broken English in the mid-20th century.
Author of Avīmāq-e Moḡol (publ. 1900), see ʿABD-AL-QĀDER KHAN.
i. Mitra in Old Indian and Mithra in Old Iranian ii. Iconography in Iran and Central Asia iii. in Manicheism
Indo-Iranian god, with name based on the common noun mitrá “contract” with the connotations of “covenant, agreement, treaty, alliance, promise.”
There is no known iconography of Mithra in the Achaemenid period. On coins of the Arsacids the seated archer dressed as a Parthian horseman has been interpreted as Mithra. In the Kushan empire Mithra is among the deities most frequently depicted on the coinage, always as a young solar god.This Article Has Images/Tables.