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  • PERSEPOLIS GRAFFITI: FOREIGN VISITORS

    St. John Simpson

    Now part of the physical history of the site, they represent another phase in the transformation of the monuments from living palaces to evocative ruined memorials of the past, alongside the earlier systematic iconoclastic defacement of exposed human faces, the addition of Sasanian and Buyid drawings and inscriptions.

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  • PERSIAN AUTHORS OF ASIA MINOR PART 1

    Tahsin Yazıcı (prep. Osman G. Özgüdenlı)

    Several Saljuqs of Rum (Anatolia) chose Iranian names such as Kaykāvus and Kayḵosrov and even made Persian the official language of state and court.

  • PERSIAN AUTHORS OF ASIA MINOR PART 2

    Tahsin Yazıcı (prep. Osman G. Özgüdenlı)

    bibliography of major Persian authors of Asia Minor.

  • PERSIAN GULF i. IN ANTIQUITY

    Daniel T. Potts

    a shallow, epi-continental sea approximately 1,000 km long and 200-350 km wide, narrowing to about 60 km across at the Straits of Hormuz.

  • PERSIAN LANGUAGE i. Early New Persian

    Ludwig Paul

    Early New Persian is the first phase (8th-12th centuries CE) of the Persian language after the Islamic conquest of Iran.

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  • PERSIAN MANUSCRIPTS i. IN OTTOMAN AND MODERN TURKISH LIBRARIES

    OSMAN G. ÖZGÜDENLI

    Persian manuscripts in the libraries of Istanbul and Anatolia today are from four sources: (1) those written, translated, and copied in Anatolia; (2) those brought into Anatolia by immigrant scholars; (3) those brought by traders; 4) those brought as war booty.

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  • PERSIS, KINGS OF

    Joseph Wiesehöfer

    the Persian dynasts who between the 2nd century BCE and 3rd century CE ruled as Parthian representatives in Persis, southwestern Iran.

  • PERSONAL NAMES, IRANIAN i. PRE-ISLAMIC NAMES: GENERAL

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    The system of formation of personal names attested in the Iranian languages to a great extent agrees with that known from most of the other Indo-European languages.

  • PERSONAL NAMES, IRANIAN ii. AVESTAN NAMES

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    In the Avesta at least 400 personal names are attested. The bulk of these names is found in the second part of the Fravardīn Yašt in a litany-like enumeration.

  • PERSONAL NAMES, IRANIAN iii. ACHAEMENID PERIOD

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    Evidence from the Achaemenid period is considerable, but in authentic sources, the inscriptions of the kings themselves, fewer than fifty names are documented in their Old Persian form.