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Ḳūmis
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, a small province of mediaeval Islamic Persia, lying to the south of the Alburz chain watershd and extending into the northern fringes of the Das̲h̲t-i Kavīr. Its western boundaries lay almost in the eastern rural districts of Ray, whilst on the east it marched with K̲h̲urāsān, with which it was indeed at times linked. It was bisected by the great Ray-K̲h̲urāsān highway, along which were situated the chief towns of Ḳūmis, from west to east K̲h̲uwār or K̲h̲awār (classical Χοαρηνή, modern Aradūn), Simnān [q.v.]. Dāmg̲h̲ān [q.v.], and Bisṭām [q.v.], whilst at its south-eastern extrem…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Ḳūmis”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4511>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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