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The geological background: The alignments of Iran’s principal topographie features, represented by the Kūhhā-yi Alburz and the Zagros Chain, are west to east and north-west to south-east, respectively. In broad context, the Alburz is a continuation of the European Alpine structures, while the Za…

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McLachlan, K.S., Coon, C.S., Mokri, M., Lambton, A.K.S., Savory, R.M., Bruijn, J.T.P. De and J. T. P. De Bruijn., “Iran”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0377>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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