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term for a people and their language, derived from the name of the Yaghnob valley and the Yaghnob river in Tajikistan.
Morteżā Ḥoseyni Dehkordi
(1903-1968) renowned composer and performer of the violin and the kamānča (spiked fiddle) and instructor of music.
archeological site in the Soḡun valley, Kerman province, ca. 220 km south of Kerman and 130 km north of the Straits of Hormuz. See TEPE YAHYA.
a building for storing blocks of ice or, very rarely, compressed snow, which are collected in the winter for use in the summer.This Article Has Images/Tables.
C. Edmund Bosworth
(r. 247-65/861-79), founder of what may be distinguished as the Laythids, or the “first line” within the Saffarid dynasty.
a town in Chinese Turkestan, at the southwestern end of the Tarim Basin (38°27' N, 77°16' E; alt. 1,190 m).
William W. Malandra
the name for the central ritual in Zoroastrianism and for the long liturgical text recited during the daily performance of the ritual.
Thamar E. Gindin
The name “Judeo-Yazdi” is applied to a Central dialect spoken by some Jews of Yazd. The Jewish community of Yazd is one of the oldest in Persia. Although it had never been large, it was divided into two neighborhoods, referred to as ma:le (NPers. maḥalla).
A. Shapur Shahbazi
Sasanian King of kings (r. 399-420) called “the Sinner.” Sasanian-based sources judge Yazdegerd as a tyrant.
Sasanian king, whose reign is marked by wars with Byzantium in the west and the Hephthalites in the east. He stayed in the east for some years fighting the nomadic tribes and is known for imposing Zoroastrianism in Armenia.