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Author Encyclopaedia Iranica
Title of item
Encyclopaedia Iranica
Subtitle of item
Selected articles related to Persian culture, religion, philosophy and history
Parent publication   Encyclopaedia Iranica
Editor, translator, etc.  
Arjen Bolhuis, comp
Publisher of this ed.
New York: Columbia University
Date of this edition 1982-2023
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Posted 2024-01-31 by Arjen Bolhuis
Classified in Encyclopedia articles
Abstract Sorted, categorized collection of links to over 170 articles.
Notes The total Encyclopaedia Iranica currently consists of around 9,000 articles, and is not yet completed. Other articles, more directly related to the Bahá'í Faith, can be found elsewhere at Bahá'í Library Online.

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Locations Iran (documents); Iraq; Karbala; Euphrates; Tigris; Israel; Ishqabad (Ashkhabad); Europe; Asia Minor; Cenral Asia; South-East Asia; Afghanistan; Saudi Arabia; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Belgium; China; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; India; Mumbai (Bombay); Kolkata (Calcutta); Italy; Japan; Lebanon; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; Spain; Sweden; Tajikistan; Thailand; Turkey; United Kingdom; Isfahan; Europe; Shiraz; Asia; South-East Asia; Tabriz; Tihran
Cross-referencesSee also Deciphering the Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to Islam (Annemarie Schimmel).
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