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Narmās̲h̲īr
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, Narmāsīr , a town and a district of eastern Kirmān [q.v.] in mediaeval Islamic Persia, lying to the south-east of Bam [q.v.], adjacent to the southern end of the Das̲h̲t-i Lūṭ and on the road connecting Kirmān with Sīstān. The classical Islamic geographers list the district as one of the five kūras of Kirmān and describe the town as prosperous and populous, the resort of merchants who travelled from K̲h̲urāsān to ʿUmān and an emporium for Indian goods. It had a protective wall with four gates, a citadel and a congregational mosque constructed o…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Narmās̲h̲īr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5802>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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