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Ṭālaḳān
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, Ṭālḳān , the name of three places in the Iranian lands. The biographical and geographical dictionaries mention only two of these specifically (thus al-Samʿānī, Ansāb , ed. Ḥaydarābād, ix, 8-13; Yāḳūt, Buldān , ed. Beirut, iv, 6-8: both distinguish just a Ṭālaḳān of Marw al-Rūd̲h̲ and a Ṭālaḳān of Ḳazwīn). These are nos. 1 and 2 below. There was, however, a further Ṭālaḳān in the Ṭuk̲h̲āristān-Badak̲h̲s̲h̲ān region; this is no. 3 below.

1. A town of mediaeval Gūzgān or D̲j̲ūzd̲j̲ān [q.v.], in what is now northern Afg̲h̲ānistān but adjacent to the frontier with the Turkmenis…

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Bosworth, C.E. and Lee, J.L., “Ṭālaḳān”, 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 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7357>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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