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distinguished Armenian prince and head of the Bagratid house at the turn of the 6th to the 7th century.
Iran began producing finished cigarettes in order to meet growing domestic demand. Russian investors established a series of manufacturing facilities in Rasht by 1890. According to the accounts of the British consul in Gilan, the these produced cigarettes “too hot and coarse for European tastes,” but “well made and cheap enough.”This Article Has Images/Tables.
(Ar. and Pers. ṣābun) was manufactured in Persia from antiquity. In the 10th century, various Persian towns produced soap, among them Bost, Balkh, and Arrajān.
(1897-1962), Persian school teacher, who is best known as a children’s storyteller, collector of folktales, broadcaster, and Bahai apostate.
(SIE), important international association in the field of Iranian studies.
Tajik poet (d. 1819). Little is known of his life and career.
a piece of cloth that is spread on the floor, and on which dishes of food are placed at meal times.
one of the Eastern Middle Iranian languages once spoken in Sogdiana.
Sogdian is one of the Eastern Middle Iranian languages once spoken in Sogdiana (northern Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) before the Islamization of the area in the 10th century. It was written in three scripts: Sogdian, Manichean, and Syriac.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Loanwords from Sogdian into Persian were adopted through the cultural relations and commercial interactions which existed between Iran proper and Transoxiana, the birth place of Sogdian language.