The Lands of the Eastern Caliphate; Mesopotamia, Persia, and Central Asia, from the Moslem Conquest to the Time of Timur

The Lands of the Eastern Caliphate; Mesopotamia, Persia, and Central Asia, from the Moslem Conquest to the Time of Timur

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...this digct was known as Persis, and they, in error, used the name of this, the central province, to connote the whole kingdom. And their misuse of the name is perpetuated throughout Europe to the present day, for with us Persia---from the Greek Persis--has become the common term for the whole empire of the Shah, whereas the native Persians call their country the kingdom of Iran, of which Fars, the ancient Persis, is but one of the southern provinces. The Arabs had inherited from the Sassanian monarchy the division of Fars into five great districts, each called a Kfirah; and this division, which it will be convenient to retain in describing the province, continued in use down to the time of the Mongols. The five Kfirahs were: ----(1) Ard'ashir, _Khurrah, with Shiraz, the provincial capital, for its chief town; (2) Sabiir or Shapflr Khurrah_, i with Shaptlr city for its chief town, ' (3) Arrajan, with the chief town of the same name; (4) I_.stLakhr, with the ancient city of this name (Persepolis), the Sassanian capital of Fars; and lastly 5)__Mbj_id, _ also with the chief town of the same name. Further it must be noted that, during the Caliphate, Fars includedjgd with its district, also the district of Iktidhan (between modern Anar and Bahramabad), both oifmtheise having formed part of the Istakhr Karah. After the Mongol conquest, however, Yazd was of the ibal province, while at the present day it is counted as forming part of Kirman, as is also the case with the former district of Rfidhan. In old Persian K/zufiriazi/zip has the meaning of 'G_lQry', ' Ardashir Khurrah and Shapilr Khurrah, therefore, signify the districts which commemorate the glory of the founder of the Sassanian kingdom, Ardashir, and of his famous son, Sabfir...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920821
  • 9781236920829