Bard̲h̲aʿa
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, Armenian Partav, modern Barda, a town S. of the Caucasus, formerly capital of Arrān, the ancient Albania. It lies about 14 miles from the R. Kūr (2 or 3 farsak̲h̲s according to the Arabic geographers; Masʿūdī says inaccurately 3 miles, Murūd̲j̲ , h, 75) on a river of its own (Muḳaddasī, 375), the modern Terter (T̲h̲art̲h̲ūr, Yāḳūt, Buldān , i, 560). It was built, according to Balād̲h̲urī (194), by the Sāsānid Ḳubād (ruled A.D. 488-531). This is varied by Dimis̲h̲ḳī ( Cosmographie , ed. Mehren, 189), who mentions as founder a mythical Bard̲h̲aʿa b. Armīnī (?), earlier than …

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Dunlop, D.M., “Bard̲h̲aʿa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1226>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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