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writer at the time of the Nestorian Patriarch Ezekiel (567-580 C.E.). Bar Hebraeus attributes to Paul “an admirable introduction to the dialectics (of Aristotle).” He also appears as a literary figure in an early Byzantine Greek anti-Manichean work, the Debate of Photinus the Manichean and Paul the Persian.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Title of a collection of Persian verse by Muhammad Iqbal.
(1908/1911-1984), journalist, translator, and fiction writer.
i. PRE-ISLAMIC PERIOD The oldest find of pearls in Persia comes from Tepe Giyan in Luristan, from levels dated to the mid-second millennium BCE.
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ii. ISLAMIC PERIOD In the Islamic era pearls have been widely used—strung to make necklaces or sewn onto textiles, used to decorate hats, crowns, daggers, and scabbards.
(1900-1974) poet, lyricist, writer and translator, who composed highly acclaimed ḡazals, and also played an instrumental role in editing and annotating Neẓāmi Ganjavi’s Panj Ganj or Ḵamseh.This Article Has Images/Tables.
(1878-1945), French orientalist who particularly contributed to the study of the languages and history of the diverse religions and cultures of Central Asia.
(ca. 495-429 BCE), Athenian politician and commander in the period after the major victories over the forces of Xerxes I.
(1928-2012), scholar of Iranian studies, specializing in Sasanian jurisprudence, history, and society.This Article Has Images/Tables.