Damāwand
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Damāwand, the name of the highest peak of the Alburz range in the north of Iran. Damāwand has held a significant place in Persian thought and culture for several millenia. It is also given great importance in Persian mythology and cosmology and, historically, this mountain has be…

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Shahram Khodaverdian, “Damāwand”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037185>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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