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Arrad̲j̲ān
(566 words)

town in Fārs. According to the Arabic authors it was founded by the Sāsānid king, Ḳawād̲h̲ I (488, 496-531), who settled there the prisoners of war from Āmid (Diyārbakr) and Mayyā-fāriḳīn, and gave to the new settlement the official name Weh Āmid-i Ḳawād̲h̲=“Good (or Better)-Āmid of Ḳawād̲h̲”, run together and arabicised into Wāmḳubād̲h̲ or usually simply Āmid-Ḳubād̲h̲ (Marquart proposed to read so in al-Ṭabarī, i, 887, 888)! Some Arabic writers have erroneously given to Arrad̲j̲ān the name Abar…

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Streck, M. and Wilber, D.N., “Arrad̲j̲ān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0733>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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