Ḳalʿe-i Sefīd
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, a fortress in Fārs, in 30° 10′ N. Lat. and 51°30′ E. Long. (Greenwich). It is built on a mountain with a flat top, in the eastern part of the valley of Kohra, which falls steeply down on all sides. On its summit, which can only be reached by cliff-paths, lies an extensive well-wooded plateau watered by numerous springs. A strong garrison is necessary for its defence, as is noted in the Fārsnāma . Descriptions of the fortress and the country round it are given, among Oriental writers for example, by Ibn al-Balk̲h̲ī in the Fārsnāma (the pertinent passage is copied by Mustawfī, Nuzhat al-Ḳulūb , ʿAl…

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Streck, M., “Ḳalʿe-i Sefīd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3823>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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