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  • YAZDEGERD II

    Touraj Daryaee

    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.

  • YAZICI, Tahsin

    Osman G. Özgüdenlı

    (1922-2002), Turkish scholar of Persian language, literature, and culture. During fifty-five years of scholarship, Yazıcı wrote, translated, and edited many books and articles. His translations from Persian into Turkish include Aflāki’s Manāqeb al-ʿārefin, the Persian version of Abu’l-Qāsem Qošayri’s Resāla, and the Aḥwāl-e Mawlānā of Faridun b. Aḥmad Sepahsālār.

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  • YAZIDIS i. GENERAL

    Christine Allison

    The Yazidis are  a heterodox Kurdish religious minority living predominantly in northern Iraq, Syria, and southeast Turkey, with well-established communities in the Caucasus and a growing European diaspora.

  • YAZIDIS ii. INITIATION IN YAZIDISM

    Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    Three different rites can mark the initiation of a Yazidi child as a member of the community.

  • YEKI BUD, YEKI NABUD

    EIr

    the first collection of modern Persian short stories, and, arguably the foremost work by the eminent fiction writer Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh (1892-1997).

  • YIMA

    Cross-Reference

    Avestan name of Jamšid, a mythical king of Iran. See JAMŠID.

  • YUSOF

    Cross-Reference

    son of the biblical patriarch Jacob. The story of Joseph has always been a source of attractive subject matters for the exegetists of the Qurʾān, poets, miniaturists, and popular tales. See JOSEPH.

  • YUSOF O ZOLAYḴĀ

    Cross-Reference

    A love story with religious overtones, the romance of Yusof and Zolayḵā has always been among the very favorite themes of Persian poets who, with direct or oblique references to its various episodes, created a desired imagery, expanded on a particular point in the poem, conveyed a poetic meassage or reinforced it. See JOSEPH i. IN PERSIAN LITERATURE.

  • YUSOFI, GHOLAM-HOSAYN

    Farhad Atai

    prominent scholar of Persian literature and history, literary critic, and outstanding university professor.

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  • Y~ CAPTIONS OF ILLUSTRATIONS

    Cross-Reference

    list of all the figure and plate images in the Y entries